Work related stress assessment

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Reminder that preventative and management information available

Stress is one of the biggest causes of absence. It also affects morale, working relationships, job satisfaction and productivity.

Stress isn’t always down to work, in fact 60% of stress-related absence is for non-work causes (CIPD). But it’s often due to a combination of factors and there is lot that you can and should do as a manager.

This page covers:

  • Your legal obligations and responsibilities
  • Preventing work related stress
  • Step by step guide on assessing the risks
  • What to do if an employee shows signs of stress or reports feeling stressed
  • What if stress is caused by a personal issue?
  • Managing stress related absence
  • Sources of advice for managers and training

Also, in relation to this there is the Mental health information page available.