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Causes of stress at work

There are six main areas that can lead to work-related stress if they are not managed properly. These are: demands, control, support, relationships, role and change.

For example, employees may say that they:

Stress affects people differently – what stresses one person may not affect another. Factors like skills and experience, age or disability may all affect whether an employee can cope.

By talking to your employees and understanding how to identify the signs of stress, you can prevent and reduce stress in your workplace.

Updated: 2021-05-11