Last year in England physical assaults on NHS staff rose by nearly 10% compared to 2015/16, according to new figures published today (Tuesday) by UNISON and HSJ. The figures were obtained following a Freedom of Information (FoI) request – submitted by HSJ working on behalf of UNISON – to all the 244 NHS trusts in […]
All too often, Mental Health does not receive the attention or the support, that other health problems do. Our union has a proud history of fighting for greater funding for mental health support, but just as importantly, for greater recognition of mental health in the workplace.
We want to see employers ensure that workers are not overloaded by their jobs, and that they have suitable support systems to help them overcome difficulties – like well trained and supportive managers, regular supervision, employees assistance programs and access to counselling to help them cope.
Employers urged to ‘take real action’ to support staff
New UNISON survey of staff working in mental health services
We should all be mental health champions, delegates hear as they call for expansion of programme started by Cymru/Wales
Conference pledges action to tackle growing problem of mental health issues for local government workers facing pressures driven by austerity, cuts and growing demand for the services they provide
To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, UNISON members share their experiences of the UK’s struggling mental health services
Laney Walsh is working tirelessly to combat the stigma around mental health
Busy morning looks at impact of Brexit, mental health issues, immigration and austerity, London mayoral election and Black representation
General secretary Dave Prentis visits branch to see first hand the practical help and support provided to members
New training will help further pioneering work on mental health in the workplace
Responding to the report of the NHS England Mental Health Taskforce, UNISON head of health Christina McAnea said: “The provision of mental health services in this country is in a dire state. “It is hard to imagine how much worse things can get when children are being sent far away from their families because of […]