Supporting Healthy Working Behaviours

Providing insights into how to support staff wellbeing, including mental, physical and occupational health

Research, commentary, and events

  • A construction worker drags a trolley down a tunnel at the site for the new Crossrail station in Tottenham Court Road, in London, Britain, November 16, 2016

    Commentary

    Mental Health Challenges in the Construction Industry

    11 Jan 2018

    Employers looking to address mental health problems among staff must recognize the causes and understand mental health challenges within the organization. Construction workers could face greater risk than workers in other sectors, but awareness of support and help remains low.

  • Desktop with 'Mental Health' on notepad

    Project

    Understanding Mental Health in the Research Environment

    22 Aug 2017

    Burnout and stress can be a challenge for university research staff and postgraduates. An exploration of the strengths and limitations of the existing evidence base on mental health in the research environment found that more work is needed to understand both the needs of researchers and how they can be addressed.

  • Businesswoman suffering from neck pain at the office

    Project

    Evaluation of the Innovation Fund Health-led Trials

    10 Jul 2017

    Innovation Fund Health-led Trials test new ways to address sickness absence and the disability employment gap due to two main conditions: mental health and musculoskeletal disorders. RAND Europe, together with partners, is evaluating the effectiveness of these innovative interventions.

  • Woman with insomnia, and alarm clock on night table showing 3 a.m.

    Project

    The Costs of Insufficient Sleep

    30 Nov 2016

    Sleep deprivation is associated with economic losses to five of the world’s largest economies, due to higher mortality risk and productivity losses at work. Economic modelling showed nations can lose up to 3 per cent of their GDP from insufficient sleep.

  • Coworkers taking a break in the office to stretch

    Commentary

    Measuring What Works: Workplace Well-Being

    28 Nov 2016

    The link between productivity and well-being is recognized and increasingly accepted as a prerequisite of strong employer and employee performance. HR professionals and CEOs believe that high employee well-being means high staff engagement and a real intention to do well for the workforce.

  • Businessman looking at mobile phone

    Project

    Computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (cCBT) Has Positive Impact

    19 Oct 2016

    Studies of cCBT tools indicate that they have a positive effect on many mental health outcomes, particularly for those with depression, anxiety disorders and insomnia. Fewer studies examined work-related effects, but those were also positive.