Stress and mental health in the workplace (pdf)
Report from the mental health charity Mind.Key recommendations: ‘Allow employees to make reasonable adjustments eg. flexi-time, working from home or quiet rooms to help them to manage mental health problems and work-related stress issues.’
Beacons of excellence in stress prevention (pdf)
Health & Safety Executive Research Report 133 (2003). Among its recommendations for employers is ‘Relaxation provision (quiet rooms such as prayer rooms, maternity rooms, massage, meditation training, etc.)’ (p. 104).
Putting the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003 into practice (pdf)
The ‘Religious observance in the workplace’ section of this ACAS document has good advice on accommodating religious observance to avoid discrimination.
Quiet room is needed in hospitals for prayer and reflection
Letter to the editor of the British Medical Journal: ‘Having such rooms available in hospitals throughout Britain would help to make our hospital services more sensitive to the multi-cultural needs of the society they serve.
- GNM employee