Stress

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) defines work-related stress as “the adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demand placed on them at work”. Employers have a legal duty to manage the risks to employees’ health and safety, including the risks arising from stress.

Stress is frequently identified as one of the biggest causes of long-term sickness absence in employee absence studies and surveys. Following a good practice approach to managing stress is likely to have organisational benefits for employers, including reducing sickness absence.


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Three in 10 men have experienced a work-related mental health issue

14 Nov 2018

Almost one-third (29%) men who work full time have suffered a work-related mental health issue of some sort, with almost...

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Portrayal of PTSD may damage veterans’ job prospects

9 Nov 2018

A government minister has blamed film and TV producers for promoting images of former armed forces personnel that may encourage...

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stress in the workplace

Stress causes loss of sleep for nearly half UK workforce

7 Nov 2018

Work stress has led to nearly half of UK workers to look for a new job, according to new research...

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Working days lost to stress increase by nearly a quarter

31 Oct 2018

The number of working days lost to stress rose by almost a quarter last year, suggesting that employers need to...

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Chancellor reveals extra £2bn a year for NHS mental health support

30 Oct 2018

An extra £2 billion will be invested into NHS mental health support over the next five years, the Chancellor of...

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MPs promote benefit of group income protection in improving wellbeing

19 Oct 2018

MPs have highlighted the role that financial support schemes, such as group income protection (GIP), can play in alleviating stress...

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Strategies for supporting mental health at work (webinar)

18 Oct 2018

Providing support for mental wellbeing at work can reap rewards, but HR teams often find it difficult to gain traction...

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Mental health presenteeism on the rise

10 Oct 2018

People are more likely to turn up to work despite a mental health problem according to an annual survey of...

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How to manage mental health in a time of uncertainty

10 Oct 2018

Economic uncertainty can have a huge effect on employees’ mental health, whether they are an EU national worrying about what...

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NHS England extends mental health support for doctors

8 Oct 2018

A new mental health support scheme for all NHS doctors in England has been launched to help those in the...

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Money worries have knock-on effect on staff health, a quarter of employers say

8 Oct 2018

One in four organisations have seen employee health issues arise because of money concerns, yet almost half do not plan...

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Stress is main workplace health concern, say seven in 10 union reps

5 Oct 2018

Almost seven in 10 (69%) health and safety union representatives say stress is one of the main issues they have...

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Four in 10 hide poor mental health when calling in sick

27 Sep 2018

Forty-two per cent of staff experiencing a mental health issue have pretended to suffer from a physical health problem when...

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CIPD and Mind publish mental health guidance for managers

26 Sep 2018

The CIPD and mental health charity Mind have published an updated mental health guide for managers, which it is hoped...

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