• Kyle Durward

April is stress awareness month

Six key factors to consider - Employers should assess the risks in the following areas to manage stress in the workplace. If not properly managed, they are associated with poor health, lower productivity and increased accident and sickness absence rates.

  • demands – workload, work patterns and the work environment

  • control – how much say the person has in the way they do their work

  • support – encouragement, sponsorship and resources available to workers

  • relationships – promoting positive working to avoid conflict and dealing with unacceptable behaviour

  • role – whether people understand their role within the organisation and whether the organisation ensures that they do not have conflicting roles

  • change – how change (large or small) is managed and communicated

Visit the stress section of the HSE's website here for more information

There are also some useful resources available from Acas here

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