Information on Occupational Stress

  1. Introduction
  2. Suggested Steps
  3. Useful Links
  4. Other useful references or other resources


Stress can be defined as an adverse reaction people have to excessive pressure or other types of demand placed upon them. More than half a million people currently report experiencing stress associated with work at a level which makes them ill.

The employer has an important role in controlling workplace factors which have been shown to be associated with work-related stress, and encouraging employees to report concerns at an early stage and identify appropriate support. Whilst the employer is not under a legal duty to prevent non-work factors, a supportive environment will help employees to seek help for other issues and minimise their impact at work.

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Useful links for further information on Stress

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