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Gauging the true scale of work-related stress

Rates of work-related stress and depression are at record highs, according to official figures. One person a minute develops stress because of excessive workloads, poorly designed jobs and a lack of support from their managers. While that figure seems high, the stigma that still dogs mental health could be preventing...

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Don’t be afraid to talk about your mental health

On World Mental Health Day (10 October), Prospect rep Robin Bradfield shares his personal experiences of how speaking up can make a positive difference

Neil Hope-Collins

The myth of light-touch regulation

There has been a backlash against the idea of light-touch regulation since the tragedy of the Grenfell Tower fire in west London. But what does it actually mean, and how did it become acceptable in the first place?

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Celebrating 60 years with the British Safety Council

The British Safety Council celebrated 60 years of campaigning and saving lives at the Regent Street Cinema in London in March.

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"Give sorrow words"....and strength!

International Workers' Memorial Day 2016