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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH
 


Expert Psychologists Ltd offers individually tailored occupational health services to public and private sectors. 

We offer specialist in occupational health reports, counselling, psychological therapy, back-to-work programs, Employee Assistance Programmes and specific psychological reports.


If you would like to make an appointment, please contact Dr Loumidis' office.

Our clients include
.  Employees
.  Employers
.  HR Managers
.  Occupational Health Physicians
.  Rehabilitation agencies
.  Government agencies

Our areas of expertise in occupational health include
.  Assessment and treatment of mental health problems

.  Adjustment disorders
.  Bullying and harassment
.  Burn-out
.  Coping with redundancy
.  Disability Discrimination Act
.  Managing conflict
.  Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP)
.  Occupational stress
.  Assertiveness and social skills
.  More areas of expertise

The effects of mental health at work
  • One third of all working days lost in the UK are due to common mental health problems
  • Stress has been associated with anxiety, depression, heart disease, back pain and gastrointestinal illnesses.
  • One in five people indicated that they found their work either very or extremely stressful .
  • One in four people will experience mental distress in their lives. 
  • One in six adults between the ages of 16 and 24 had a common mental health problem that week
  • Being out of work doubled your risk of having a stress or drink problem
  • The risk of having a stress or drink problem clears as soon as you get a new job
  • Those out of work were five times more likely to have a drugs problem than those in work.
  • Of those interviewed 1 in 20 had a problem with drink, 1 in 40 had a problem with drugs

Facts about mental health in Britain (1990)
  • By far the most common was a mix of anxiety and depression.
  • The most common symptoms were fatigue, sleep problems, irritability and worry
  • Women were about twice as likely to have these problems than men.
  • Stress was more common among those who lived in towns and cities compared to the country
  • There was a strong link between poor physical health and poor mental health
  • One in four people with stress had not been to the doctor often because they felt no-one could help
  • At any one time one in ten children have a mental health condition. 
  • Work-related stress costs society between £3.7 billion and £3.8 billion a year (1995/96 prices).
  • Latest figures estimate 12.8 million working days were lost to stress, depression and anxiety in 2004/5.


References

ACAS
Health and Safety Executive
The Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health ( 2007). We need to talk; the case for psychological therapy on the NHS
Jenkins et al. (2003). British Psychiatric Morbidity Survey. International Review of Psychiatry, 15, 14 -18.
 


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Wolverhampton - Worcester - Droitwich - Birmingham - Other venues


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