News & Updates

World Suicide Prevention Day

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), over 800,000 people take their own life each year – that’s around 1 person, every 40 seconds. In the UK, that’s more than 6,800 a year. Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy. And we know that suicide is preventable, it’s not […]

Two care provider companies fined and a manager cautioned after employee stabbed

A Liverpool care agency, that supports people with mental health issues, its manager and a care home have been fined after an employee was stabbed by one of its residents. Liverpool Crown Court heard that an employee of Options for Supported Living was undertaking a regular scheduled visit to assist the transition of services for […]

Tim’s mental health story

One of our Team, Tim, has kindly shared his personal story, with the aim of encouraging people to talk, and to show that it is possible to get through what can seem like the most desperate of times. Tim is now one of our Mental Health First Aiders – we currently have six – and […]

Broadcast April 2021

Welcome to this month’s Broadcast. As May is National Wellbeing Month, we start with an article about the impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health; the health and safety contribution concerns RIDDOR and accident reporting; and finally, we cover the importance of ensuring you have the correct asbestos survey. We’ve also included recent news stories and […]

Simple guide to protecting lone workers

The HSE has revised its brief guide for employers on the actions they should take to protect their lone workers from harm. What’s covered and what changes have been made since the previous revision? A lone worker is someone who works by themselves without close or direct supervision. Lone workers can be found in all industries. They […]