Health & Wellbeing

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Health & Wellbeing
Year of Publication: 
2020
Type: 
Report

The coronavirus outbreak has affected everyone. But it’s left many autistic people and their families completely stranded. This new report from the National Autistic Society, supported by four other leading autism organisations, highlights the often disproportionate and devastating impact the mental health, wellbeing and education prospects of hundreds of thousands of autistic people and their families.

Together with Ambitious about Autism, Autistica, Scottish Autism, and the Autism Alliance, they are calling on all governments in the UK to create an action plan to protect autistic people and their families from any future waves of the pandemic – and to address existing inequalities by investing in support and services. They are writing an open letter to the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak MP, calling on him to invest in autistic people’s futures, ahead of the Spending Review this autumn.

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Health & Wellbeing
Year of Publication: 
2020
Type: 
Report

Scope has produced this briefing to bring together different pieces of insight and to shine a light on the scale of the impact of coronavirus on disabled people. 

Disabled people and their families cannot be forgotten. Scope sets out a number of urgent recommendations to make sure this isn’t the case.

https://www.scope.org.uk/campaigns/disabled-people-and-coronavirus/the-disability-report/

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Employers, Autism, Health & Wellbeing
Year of Publication: 
2020
Type: 
Guidance

The coronavirus situation is presenting new challenges for us all, including the neurodivergent. This resource, from Creased Puddle, is designed to give businesses the confidence to start conversations about neurodivergency. It contains a variety of tips and ideas to make workplaces more welcoming.

 

Publisher: 
Commissions & Regulatory Organisations
Topics: 
Health & Wellbeing, Sickness absence
Year of Publication: 
2020
Type: 
Report

This report from the Royal College of Occupational Therapists, Good Work for Good Health, demonstrates how the occupational therapy workforce can be capitalised upon to reduce the disability employment gap.

Autism and learning disability have been named as one of the 4 clinical priorities for long term planning within the NHS. 

On 18th June the Prime Minister set out a funding settlement for the NHS in England for the next five years. In return, the NHS has been asked to set out a long term plan for the future of the NHS by Autumn, setting out its ambitions for improvement over the next decade, and its plans to meet them over the five years of the funding settlement. 

The Mental Health Foundation has published a report on stress to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week. The report looks at the prevalence of stress in the UK and its implications. It also focuses on what we can do to manage and reduce stress and our recommendations for the government in creating a stress-free UK.

 

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Mental health, Health & Wellbeing, Sickness absence
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Research

In 2007, Centre for Mental Health published a report on ‘Mental health at work: developing the business case’ which presented estimates of the aggregate costs to UK employers of mental health problems among their staff. These estimates showed that the overall costs of mental health problems at work amounted to some £25.9 billion in 2006, equivalent to 3.6% of the national pay bill or £1,035 for every employee in the UK workforce.

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Mental health, Sickness absence, Health & Wellbeing
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Guidance

The Mental Health Foundation has produced a new guide to supporting mental health at work. 

After reading this guide you should:

  • Have an idea of how to manage your own mental health at work

  • Have an idea of how to reach out to a colleague in distress

  • Have an idea how you can work with others to make your workplace more mentally healthy for everyone 

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Health & Wellbeing
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Research

A study of over 1000 unemployed adults by Tarani Chandola, Professor of Medical Sociology at The University of Manchester, compared health and stress levels of those remaining unemployed and different quality jobs. The study revealed evidence that runs contrary to the assumption that taking any job is better for a person’s health and wellbeing than being unemployed. The study found that:

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Disability employment gap, Mental health, Health & Wellbeing
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Report

The TUC has published a report, Mental Health and Employment, that estimates that only 1 in 4 (26.2%) people with a mental illness or phobia lasting for 12 months or more are in work.

The report contains new analysis of official employment statistics, which finds that while 4 in 5 (80.4%) non-disabled people are in work, people with mental illness, anxiety or depression have substantially lower employment rates:

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