Author Bio ▼

I am a journalist with 13 years of experience on trade publications covering construction, local government, property, pubs, and transport.

February 15, 2018

Get the SHP newsletter

Daily health and safety news, job alerts and resources

Mental health

Majority of UK workers “would wear mental health monitoring device”

The majority of British workers would wear a device to detect signs of mental health issues if it was supplied by their employer, according to new research.

The study, undertaken by YouGov for healthcare provider AXA, also showed 45% of the British workforce would be comfortable sharing information from the device, when it assists with employee-related health and wellbeing strategies.

But 69% of the workers surveyed who were not comfortable sharing information said they were worried about workplace discrimination as a result of the device – and did not like firms knowing details of their lifestyle.

If the information provided was anonymous, half of this group was comfortable sharing the data, though.

Four in ten experience symptoms

The study also discovered that 4 in 10 workers had experienced mental health issues in the workplace.

But more than half (52%) of those who had experienced symptoms o had not discussed it with their employer.

For the group who have communicated to their employer, more than two-thirds (71%) have been supported in managing their symptoms in the workplace.

SHP legislation update eBook

SHP’s latest legislation eBook covers recognition of mental health issues in the workplace, the reclassification of mild welding fume as a human carcinogen, new manslaughter definitive guidelines, PPE, Brexit, drone safety regulations and much more…

  • Recognition of Mental Health Issues in the Workplace
  • Reclassification of Mild Welding Fume as a Human Carcinogen
  • Sentencing Council Published New Manslaughter Definitive Guidelines
  • Larger firms face biggest fine increases: Sentencing Council impact assessment shows
  • Bouncy Castles and Other Play Inflatables: Safety Advice
  • Revision of Standards for Powered Doors, Gates and Barriers
  • PPE
  • Modern Slavery Act Review
  • Drone Safety Regulations
  • Health and Safety (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018
  • Ionising Radiation
  • Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Diving) Regulations 2018 (Ireland)
  • Environment and Energy
  • and much more…

Related Topics

2 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
2 Comment authors
Nigel DupreeDominic Cooper Recent comment authors
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Dominic Cooper
Dominic Cooper

Big brother is never more evident than today! Who on earth even thought of this? Someone’s out to make an awful lot of money! If this becomes reality expect increased insurance premiums and a whole lot if other negatives. And I was going through life under the illusion we were freemen and women. God help us if this is the direction of the future

Nigel Dupree
Nigel Dupree

Won’t be long now until a biopsychosocial stress monitoring, wearable devise will be available as, the S.M.A.R.T. Foundation is already working on the next generation of it’s patented, interactive self-assessment “Fatigue Screening” Tool-Kit add-on to the “Digital Health & Literacy” application for DSE user operators in education and the workplace. Obviously, CVS or Screen fatigue / Asthenopia, as a recognised Global Pandemic exacerbating the levels of work-stress, was a good place to start nevertheless, presenteeism as a manifestation of poor emotional and physical wellbeing in the chain of causation of minor errors and mishaps and, if unaddressed, over time, will… Read more »

Are you aware of the Barbour EHS brand?