The singer has been dogged by ill-health
on her big comeback.
It is down to all of us to challenge the way we think about, talk about and respond to mental ill-health
- it is the only way that, slowly but surely, we can achieve social change.
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As a TUC, we know that stress is currently the number one concern identified by trade union safety representatives for the last five years, identifying longer hours, intensification of work and employment insecurity and vulnerability as key sources of work-related stress directly contributing to increasing mental ill-health
as well as increasing propensity to drink alcohol or to smoke, contributing to significant increases in the likelihood of coronary disease.
The report also shows that 38 per cent of managers in the region have difficulty concentrating, due to ill-health
, while organisations are accused of not doing enough to tackle workplace illness.
We could have many cases where a teacher fails in an attempt to obtain ill-health
retirement but is still dismissed by an employer who is fully aware of the teacher's medical condition thanks to the statutory involvement of the authority's occupational health adviser.
It is estimated that around 25 million working days are lost each year as a result of work-related accidents and ill-health
, at a cost of pounds 18 billion to the British economy.
is much more common than you would think.
Advice and guidance is offered on preventing work-related ill-health
and the team raises awareness of health and safety issues.
In a recent study, nine out of 10 people experiencing mental ill-health
said they have been affected by stigma and discrimination; two thirds said they had stopped doing things such as applying for jobs or going out to pubs and shops because of it.
Joyce Sterry, mental health promotion specialist with the PCT, said: "Mental ill-health
or distress is a major cause of sickness absence from work, reduced productivity and staff turnover.