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Employers Must Look Closer To Recognize Nuances Driving Employee Mental Health
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Employers Must Look Closer To Recognize Nuances Driving Employee Mental Health

Young business woman is meditating to relieve stress of busy corporate lifegetty Yesterday saw the 30th anniversary of World Mental Health Day – a global event recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) under the auspices of the World Federation for Mental Health. One arena where the inherent pressures and strains create both unique mental health challenges and fuel pre-existing ones is undoubtedly the workplace. This may go some way to explaining why mental health-related absence was found to be the most common cause of long-term sickness absence in U.K. workplaces according to a 2019 report from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The report identified stress, depression and anxiety to be responsible for 44% of work-related ill health and 54% of working days lost in 2018...
Global COVID deaths fell 15% in past week as cases dipped: WHO – National
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Global COVID deaths fell 15% in past week as cases dipped: WHO – National

The number of coronavirus deaths reported worldwide fell by 15% in the past week while new infections dropped by 9%, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. In its latest weekly assessment of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.N. health agency said there were 5.3 million new cases and more than 14,000 deaths reported last week. WHO said the number of new infections declined in every world region except the Western Pacific.Deaths jumped by more than 183% in Africa but fell by nearly a third in Europe and by 15% in the Americas. Still, WHO warned that COVID-19 numbers are likely severely underestimated as many countries have dropped their testing and surveillance protocols to monitor the virus, meaning that there are far fewer cases being detected. Read more: ‘We cann...