stress

A survey of more than 5,700 members of the British Psychological Society has revealed many psychologists fear that financial constraints, widespread vacancies and excessive workloads may be putting patient care at risk. Numerous challenges were flagged in the responses...

University staff are seeking counselling and occupational health support at staggering levels, according to a Higher Education Policy...

Life happens. In Kipling’s words, the twin impostors of ‘triumph and disaster’, the best and worst the world can throw at us. Not all ‘life events’ are life-changing. At face value, many appear benign (leaving school, getting a job, moving in with a partner); whilst others...

Although the detrimental effects of exam anxiety have been well known for over 50 years, the issue has again been plunged into the spotlight following the recent GCSE reforms. These comprise changes to the curriculum, including (a) a move to terminal exams, (b) an increase in...

Suggested by Nick Hoyle, OU Psychology Student and HCPC Registered Operating Department Practitioner. 

‘According to the Yerkes–Dodson law, optimal/peak performance occurs at an intermediate level of arousal. Too...

Tony is a 46-year-old paediatrician and safeguarding lead for a large NHS Trust. He is married and has an eight-year-old daughter called Sophie. Tony is a smart, affable down-to-earth character – he’s the sort of doctor who wears a tweed jacket in preference to a dark blue...

A new report published by the Society of Occupational Medicine and The Louise Tebboth Foundation has detailed evidence that UK doctors are at greater risk of work-related stress, burnout and...

According to the Old Testament, God created heaven and earth in six busy days. However, on the seventh day He rested from his work, and the Fourth commandment instructs people to do the same; believers nor their family, servants, cattle or even “strangers within their gates”...

I want to congratulate Derek Larkin and colleagues for raising awareness of mental health in elite sport (‘When winners need help’, August 2017). They highlight a range of complex...

Burnout has been hugely influential. How did you develop the concept?
It didn’t come from me, but from the people I interviewed. I didn’t start off with a theory – it was very much bottom up. I was trained at Stanford as an experimental social...