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The impact of physical environments on employee wellbeing topic overview

Date: 7 Sep 2015

This topic overview is one of four commissioned by Public Health England (PHE) exploring issues around health, work and unemployment.

The below document provides an overview of the literature on the impact of particular elements of the physical work environment on employee wellbeing.

Specifically:

  • the office layout
  • office furniture
  • workplace lighting and temperature
  • employee control over their work environment

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Cancer Support in the Workplace - Dec 2013

Almost one person in five with cancer who was employed full time when they were diagnosed felt that their employer could have done more to understand their needs and circumstances, a poll by insurer Unum and Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres found.  Better communication was the key, it added.  ( Occupational Health, December 2013)

Recession Depression

The recession has had a 'significant impact' on the mental well-being of the UK's workforce, according to new research  punlished by Mind.  One in 10 people visited their GP for mental health support last year as a result of recession-induced stress. 

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