The Benefits Brick Wall.

For most of 2019 I have been fighting with the Department for Work and Pensions, trying to find out why they are persisting with a rubbish benefits system that simply doesn’t work for people with mental health disabilities. Initially the fight was regarding Employment Support Allowance (ESA) benefits, in particular the Work Capability Assessment (WCA)Continue reading “The Benefits Brick Wall.”

Sick Days are there for the Taking – The Problem of Presenteeism.

We’ve all been there at one time or another, struggling into work when we basically feel like s**t.  We sit at our desk taking whatever medication we can, whilst feeling miserable and wishing we were at home in bed. If you look at your contract of employment, you may find a section which refers toContinue reading “Sick Days are there for the Taking – The Problem of Presenteeism.”

Mental Health in the Workplace; the Statistics.

Each year the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) publish statistics on work-related stress, depression or anxiety in Great Britain; having looked at the reports from the last three years, the reading is not good, and it seems as though companies are still not taking this subject seriously. Here are some of the main summary statisticsContinue reading “Mental Health in the Workplace; the Statistics.”