Talking toolkit: preventing work-related stress
Excessive pressure and demands at work can cause stress. HSE's Talking Toolkit helps you to have a series of conversations with workers to identify and help prevent work-related stress.
Excessive demands and pressure at work can cause stress and, in some cases, this can lead to chronic physical and mental health problems. As an employer,. But addressing workplace stress has all sorts of other benefits too—from a healthier and more engaged workforce to a reduction in staff turnover.
The Health and Safety Executive has produced this easy-to-use Talking Toolkit. It walks you through six specific conversations to have with staff, each on a different theme relating to workplace stress:
Working through these conversations should help you to build up a picture of the potential causes of stress in your organisation. Each section is also full of links and suggestions for tackling the issues and taking things further, from building the business case for taking action to getting the larger organisation involved in making changes.