Hyperbole about remote working has given way to an understanding that making it work for everyone brings challenges and opportunities Since the (...)

Burnout is defined by the WHO as ‘feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion; increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one’s job; and reduced professional efficacy.’ Photograph: iStock

Over the past year, the environment of the pandemic has presented huge challenges for everyone. This had led to intense fatigue, cynicism, a f(...)

What is often called ‘the privilege of remote working’ is now the norm for many, and looks set to remain part of the landscape of our working lives. Photograph: Getty images

The results of the 2021 Sign of the Times survey by Behaviour & Attitudes are published by The Irish Times today. The annual snapshot of Irish lif(...)

Thomas Joiner’s Interpersonal Theory of Suicide.

Many employers may not be aware of their legal obligation to assess the potential for suicide among their workforce, and to put in place a mental heal(...)

Prof Ian Robertson and Jennifer O’Connell in ‘Stressed’

At a certain point in the first part of her two-part documentary on stress, Irish Times columnist Jennifer O’Connell meets a man in gloves in the midd(...)

More than a third of sportspeople questioned in an EU backed survey across six member states, including Ireland, said that they were aware of incident(...)

Indecision: researchers estimate that one in five people are chronic procrastinators, although more recent thinking suggests the behaviour is better thought of as a spectrum with degrees of severity. Photograph: Getty Images

Putting off unpleasant tasks might be understandable if it’s a case of not feeling like cutting the grass or washing the car this weekend, but in the (...)