Guidance on the prevention and management of stress in the workplace

05 / 11 / 2014

This guidance aims to help managers throughout the NHS reduce stress in the workplace and better support staff who experience it. It includes information on:

  • defining stress, signs of stress and examples of stress symptoms
  • identifying causes of stress in the workplace
  • the impact of organisational change on stress
  • how you can effectively measure stress in the workplace 
  • management behaviours which have a positive and negative impact on stress at work
  • the importance of working in partnership.

There is also a useful checklist on how to implement an effective stress management policy. The prevention of stress in the workplace is complex and can only be delivered with the help and input of key players, including staff-side representatives.

Health, Safety and Wellbeing Partnership Group

This guidance was produced by the NHS Staff Council’s Health, Safety and Wellbeing Partnership Group. The overall purpose of the group is to raise standards of workplace health, safety and wellbeing in healthcare organisations and to promote a safer working environment for all healthcare staff. 

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