Feeling exhausted, being stressed and always being on the go seems to be just part of the lives we lead now but what is the true cost of stress to not only our health but our bank accounts? It’s becoming an increasing problem within work, impacting both staff and employer’s work and home lives.
According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) 12.5 million working days are lost due to work-related stress, depression or anxiety in the UK. These illnesses have been classed as the second most common work-related illnesses within the workplace with over half a million of staff suffering from them. Although, there may not be a way to completely eliminate stress there are ways to manage and control it.
However, many don’t know how they can do this and providing these tools could change how people feel and work, benefiting both staff and employers.
But, how can help people with stress?
We all experience stress, but it is how we respond to that stress which is what matters.
Here at Employees Health we run a variety of different stress workshops and seminars for us, depending on specific company needs. We all need that help now and again, so it’s important to provide support to people you are working with.
Opening up communication on these issues is vital in order to ensure that everyone is happy with where they are, so that this can be transferred throughout their life and within work.
Along with this ripple effect that can be created there are also a large number of problems, both physically and mentally that can be caused due to stress which could impact people’s work. By having workshops and seminars on stress for staff it could alleviate some of these issues created by it.
There are additional benefits to companies by having these in place within work aside from just reducing stress for staff, these are:
- Increases productivity
- Reduces absenteeism
- Encourages happier staff
- Promotes Well Being
- Lessens anxiety and depression
- Greater loyalty to company as the staff feel more valued
- Better Communication
- Team Building