Guidelines for the Management of Conditions Specifically Related to Stress – WHO – August 2013

Posted on August 8, 2013. Filed under: Mental Health Psychi Psychol | Tags: , , |

Guidelines for the Management of Conditions Specifically Related to Stress – WHO – August 2013

“These WHO mhGAP guidelines were developed to provide recommended management strategies for conditions specifically related to stress, including symptoms of acute stress, post-traumatic stress disorder and bereavement.

The guidelines were developed by an independent Guidelines Development Group and inform a new mhGAP module on the Assessment and Management of Conditions Specifically Related to Stress

Assessment and Management of Conditions Specifically Related to Stress mhGAP Intervention Guide Module – WHO & UNHCR – August 2013

“This new mhGAP module on Conditions Specifically Related to Stress by WHO and UNHCR contains assessment and management advice related to acute stress, post-traumatic stress and grief in non-specialized health settings.

It is an annex to the mhGAP Intervention Guide for mental, neurological and substance use disorders in non-specialized health settings (WHO, 2010).”

mhGAP Intervention Guide for mental, neurological and substance use disorders in non-specialized health settings – WHO – 2010
http://www.who.int/mental_health/publications/mhGAP_intervention_guide/en/index.html

“The mhGAP Intervention Guide (mhGAP-IG) for mental, neurological and substance use disorders for non-specialist health settings, is a technical tool developed by WHO to assist in implementation of mhGAP. The Intervention Guide has been developed through a systematic review of evidence followed by an international consultative and participatory process.

The mhGAP-IG presents integrated management of priority conditions using protocols for clinical decision-making. The priority conditions included are: depression, psychosis, bipolar disorders, epilepsy, developmental and behavioural disorders in children and adolescents, dementia, alcohol use disorders, drug use disorders, self-harm/suicide and other significant emotional or medically unexplained complaints.

The mhGAP-IG is a model guide and has been developed for use by health-care providers working in non-specialized health-care settings after adaptation for national and local needs.”

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Work-related stress. A good practice guide for RCN representatives – 9 October 2009

Posted on October 27, 2009. Filed under: Nursing, Workforce | Tags: |

Stress guide launched for safety reps – UK – Royal College of Nursing
Published: 09 October 2009
 
New guidance written specifically to help health and safety representatives deal with stress-related issues has been published by the RCN.
 
Guidance on work related stress for representatives has been designed to help safety representatives and other RCN members work with their employers to reduce stress and its causes in the workplace. It is hoped the new guidance, which includes useful case studies, will also help when members return to work following a stress-related illness.
 
The guidance is based on management standards devised by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), which have been recognised as best practice across Europe and are supported by the RCN.
 
RCN Senior Employment Relations Adviser Kim Sunley says the guidance should help safety representatives and other members to encourage their employers to think seriously about stress and its impact.
 
“If you are a safety rep find out if there is a stress policy where you work which is linked to the HSE management standards. If there is not, then set up a steering group and talk to HR about implementing it.”
 
Read: Work-related stress. A good practice guide for RCN representatives (PDF 1.3MB)

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Working for a healthier tomorrow – UK – 17 March 2008

Posted on June 30, 2009. Filed under: Workforce | Tags: , , |

Working for a healthier tomorrow – UK – 17 March 2009   Dame Carol Black’s Review of the health of Britain’s working age population presented to the Secretary of State for Health and the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.  The pdf document is on the Working for Health website The Government’s response to the report – Improving health and work: changing lives – was delivered 25 November 2008.

ISBN 978 0 11 702513 4

“The subject of this Review is the health of people of working age, individuals whose health has consequences often far beyond themselves – touching their families and children, workplaces and wider communities. The economic costs of ill-health and its impact on work are measurable and set out for the first time in this Review; but the human costs are often hidden and privately borne.

For most people, their work is a key determinant of self-worth, family esteem, identity and standing within the community, besides, of course, material progress and a means of social participation and fulfilment.

A myriad of factors influence health and well-being, though many are familiar only to those who experience them. Individuals also bear their aspirations, burdens, skills and vulnerabilities to work. So, in turn, the working environment itself can be a major influence on their well-being.

At the heart of this Review is a recognition of, and a concern to remedy, the human, social and economic costs of impaired health and well-being in relation to working life in Britain. The aim of the Review is not to offer a utopian solution for improved health in working life. Rather it is to identify the factors that stand in the way of good health and to elicit interventions, including changes in attitudes, behaviours and practices – as well as services – that can help overcome them.”  … continue in the document

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