Huge vacancy rates across care sector adding to staff mental health crisis

The government’s failure to deal with ​the growing staffing ​crisis in social care ​risks worsening the mounting mental health toll on workers, says UNISON

UNISON mental health matters graphic

UNISON introduces new mental health bargaining guide

‘Unless policies are put in place, increased home working and pressures placed on staff are liable to act as detonators of mental health problems for those delivering vital public services’

‘If you’re struggling, you’re not alone’

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week and the pandemic is having a significant and negative impact on our collective mental health. But don’t worry, your union is here to help

Specialist mental health support and pay rise needed, says UNISON 

Christina McAnea says high vacancy rates have increased impact of Covid

Covid pressures triggering mental health issues among health staff

Some are traumatised from seeing patients die before their time

Extra support for NHS staff welcome but high vacancy levels don’t help, says UNISON

Allowing proper recovery time important too

More mental health support needed for health and care workers, says UNISON

Commenting on Labour’s plans published today (Monday) for a mental health package for NHS and care staff, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “Health and care staff have been working under huge pressures over the past few months, while most of us have been safe at home. “Fears about falling ill, passing the virus on […]

Safe staffing forum 2020: ‘A collective voice that you’re a part of’

Latest figures show that in England there are currently 39,000 nurse vacancies

Young people are paying the price for youth centre closures, says UNISON

A generation of young people have been robbed of the safety net of youth centres

Sheffield mental health workers to strike as government cuts put ‘people at risk’

Some people in need not seen for nearly two years

Bringing joy to a psychiatric ward

A mental health team from Wales talk about what earned them the Team of the Year title at this week’s Nursing Times awards

Dealing with the best and worst of situations

Police and justice conference urges support for members’ well being and mental health

Piling on the pressure

Conference calls for support for workers and activists facing mental health issues

Neville Southall: ‘being a union rep is the best thing you can do’

Goalkeeping giant who now works with troubled youngsters addresses local government conference

Mental health services ‘broken and heading for crisis’

Staff are burnt out and ‘leaving in droves‘ UNISON health delegates are told