I'm sure that anyone reading this article will agree that there is still a long way to go in terms of removing the stigma around Mental Health. We know and understand that mental health difficulties can be supported and treated. So why are we typically so slow to ask for the help that we need?
Litter picking has saved the lives of people suffering with mental health problems during the pandemic, says Mike Scotland.
Like our physical health, we all have mental health, and occasionally, one or both may suffer. One in four people in Scotland are estimated to be affected by mental health problems. With the challenges faced over the past year, that figure is likely to be significantly higher, thus presenting an opportunity for business leaders to demonstrate authentic leadership as we prepare to go back to the workplace.
Mental health has always been tough to tackle, in part because of stigmas around it. Energy Voice sat down with Texo commercial director, Steve Johnson, to try and get some insights into the company’s approach and how this ties into the broader changes in the energy sector.
An offshore worker wears a hard hat for a reason.
A new report has highlighted mental health as an increasing concern for the North-sea energy sector’s workforce.
A former oil communications advisor has taken a “leap of faith” during the pandemic on a career in health and fitness.
The fatal Germanwings 9525 plane crash in the French Alps is bringing action on mental health for oil and gas helicopter pilots, a top UK boss has said.
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COVID-19 has had a terrible impact on society’s physical health.
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Mental health awareness has had an increasing profile in the energy sector over recent years. Perhaps now, more than ever, maintaining good mental health is particularly challenging, with fears of redundancy, furloughing and family ill-health all posing a potential distraction from safe operations.
Thousands of people have lost their jobs in the UK oil industry in the last few months.
An oil worker who helped oversee construction of BP’s Clair Ridge and Equinor’s giant Aasta Hansteen installation is now building up a new mental health platform for the industry.
The North Sea offshore oil and gas industry isn’t immune from the effects of COVID-19, which are wide reaching and present significant challenges.
The North Sea's oil chaplain detects an “upswing” on mental health awareness offshore, but morale tends to be improved on installations with two-week rotas.
The UK boss of CNOOC International has said the “Gung-Ho” days of the North Sea are finished amid a need to focus on mental health.
The cost of ignoring mental health issues in the workplace is too steep to ignore.
Mental health is a “massive issue” that’s close to Bernard Looney’s heart and one that he feels a “great responsibility” to talk about.
“You will never hear of someone stopping the job because of their mental health,” says Steve Beedie, a wellbeing campaigner for the offshore industry.
The mental health of employees is worth looking after on a human level, but also on a financial one.
A former soldier is putting on an event this week to help address high levels of mental health “burnouts” in Aberdeen’s oil and gas industry.
One in four people in the UK will experience a diagnosable mental health problem in their lives, according to leading mental health charity, Mind.
About a third of claims for medical or sickness benefits are related to mental health issues, often resulting from stress.
An oil and gas worker who tried to take his own life is urging the industry to speak out about issues around mental health.