The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched a new Talking toolkit to help employers prevent work-related stress.
Developed to mark National Stress Awareness Day the toolkit encourages conversations between managers and employees about the causes of work-related stress. Six conversation templates have been designed to support managers and employees to talk about issues which may be causing work-related stress or which could have potential to become future causes if not managed properly.
Not only does the law require employers to tackle work-related stress, taking action on stress has positive benefits for an organisation including, reducing sickness absence, boosting morale and helping to improve productivity.
To start a conversation download the Talking Toolkit.
You can find more information on supporting staff with stress in the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Partnership Groups guidance on the prevention and management of stress in the workplace and our free emotional wellbeing toolkit.