Tag Archives: mental health

Need for mental health action plans as cuts bring pressures

UNISON called for a strategy to combat mental health issues in the workplace arising as a result of increasing workloads and other workplace pressures faced as a consequence of UK Government austerity cuts and the brutal financial cuts to local government. This strategy will call for local government employers to ensure effective workload management schemes, […]

Mental health: Name and shame employers but also model good practice

#stuc2018 The STUC pledged support today for trade union campaigns which champion mental health services for both adults and children in the workplace and communities. The effect of workload must be addressed, with a NASUWT survey revealing that workload is the top concern for teachers, with many reporting that the pressures are resulting in physical […]

Mental health support: Not rocket science, it’s medical science

#stuc16 The STUC has condemned the ‘climate of fear’ in workplaces, which discourages workers from disclosing mental health issues or seeking reasonable adjustments at work. “We need better provision to tackle mental health problems in the workplace”, said John Nisbet, secretary of UNISON Scotland’s Disabled Members’ Committee, backing the STUC Disabled Members’ Conference motion. He called […]

Community led public services can transform inequalities, says report

Date: Thursday 22 October 2015 UNISON Labour Link Media Release – Launch of Commission on Health Inequalities report will take place at 22 October, 9.00am UNISON Scotland, 14 West Campbell St., Glasgow  The report of the Commission on Health Inequalities for the Scottish Labour Party calls for national leadership and community hubs to tackle health inequalities. The Commission for […]

UNISON report says that ‘mental health staff are working under increasing stress’

Date: Wednesday 04 March 2015 More than 8 in 10 (84%) of mental health staff say that their workload has increased, more than 7 in 10 (76%) say they have experienced cuts, with the quality of patient services in decline, in the last three years. Those are the findings of a new report into working in Scotland’s […]

UNISON lambasts council ‘bully-boy’ tactics as councillors threaten closure of mental health charity

Date: Thurs 11 December 2014 UNISON has issued an urgent call to councillors to cease plans to cut a charity’s funding by 40 per cent without any prior consultation. Councillors are expected to make their decision at a council meeting today (Thursday) based on a report that remains unseen by Glasgow Association for Mental Health. […]

Cuts cost lives’ says UNISON – campaigners lobby Glasgow City Council over savage cuts to mental health charity

Date: Tue 11 November 2014 PHOTO/MEDIA OPPORTUNITY: Wednesday, 12 November at 12.45pm, George Square Staff, service users, community groups and members of the public will gather in George Square tomorrow (Wednesday) to lobby Glasgow City Council over its plans to cut a charity’s funding by 40%. The scale of these savage cuts are likely to […]

Glasgow City Council under fire over further cuts to care services

Date: Tue 9 September 2014 Trade unionists, community groups and members of the public will gather in George Square later this week to lobby Glasgow City Council over proposed changes to its home care service. The council announced plans to outsource all responsibility for assessing people who need home care services, including organising services, from […]

Mental Health Strategy 2012 – 2015

UNISON acknowledges the work that the current Scottish Government and previous administrations have undertaken to tackle the challenges that mental ill health poses to individuals, not only in society, but in the workplace. Significant investment in areas of work such as See Me and Choose Life have helped to fight the stigma that individuals with […]