According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), ‘work related stress develops because a person is unable to cope with the demands being placed on them’. This can come from many different aspects of life but often comes from demands placed on them at work. Psychological problems, including stress, anxiety and depression, are behind one in five visits to a GP.
So why is stress a problem in the workplace?
Health and Safety Executive (HSE) figures show that in 2014/15, 440,000 people in the UK reported that work-related stress was at such a level that it was making them ill. That’s 40% of all work-related illness. Although some pressure in the workplace can be motivational, excessive amounts will lead to work-related stress.
Stress is “the adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures and demands placed on them”, according to the HSE. Some occupations may be more susceptible to stress but it can affect anyone and have a massive impact on health, ability to be effective at work at home and even in relationships.
This online course from solved hr begins with an introduction to stress and why it can be problem, moving on to some of the causes of stress and also ways to minimise the risk of stress.
Duration: 30 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).
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