Talking toolkit provides practical help to reduce work-related stress
595,000 British workers suffered from work related stress, anxiety or depression last year according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) which resulted in 15.4 million working days lost. To help businesses tackle this, HSE has launched their Talking Toolkit.
This video shows how excessive pressure and demands at work can lead to chronic physical and mental health conditions.
The training 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.