Stress in the workplace guidance

New guidance designed to support members with advice on workplace stress management policies

Published: 06 October 2021 Health & safety

Workplace stress and wellbeing issues are a major concern in workplaces across the UK.

This is particularly deeply felt in the health sector where, COVID aside during the last 18 months, it has been the first concern for 85% of safety representatives in workplaces within the health sector.

This guidance, Stress: A Health and Safety Issue, is designed to support you with some tips on stress management policies in your workplace, to explain the law around stress, the need for clear and concise risk assessments undertaken by the employer around this issue and to have monitoring in place linked to the HSE stress management standards.

The best way to tackle workplace stress is to have an elected and trained union health and safety representative. For more information on the role or to express your interest please contact SoR Health and Safety Policy Officer Rhys Martin at [email protected]

Did you know... 

Better Health-Every Mind Matters have launched a campaign to support the nation’s mental wellbeing, showing the little things we can all do and how these can make a big difference; helping us to lead happier, healthier lives and cope with life’s challenges.

At the heart of the campaign is the free, NHS-approved Mind Plan. By answering five simple questions online, adults will get a personalised mental health action plan with practical tips for helping deal with stress and anxiety, boost their mood, sleep better and feel more in control.

For more information and to access your free Mind Plan, please visit the Every Mind Matters website