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Work-related stress

Find out how to manage work-related stress so you can protect your employees. Over 11 million days are lost at work a year because of stress at work. Employers have a legal duty to protect employees from stress at work by doing a risk assessment and acting on it.

Risk assessments

We have produced some examples to help you with your own stress risk assessment.

Workplace stress posters

These sets of posters will increase awareness in your workforce and help to prevent stress in the workplace. They are unique in design and style of messaging, offering employers a choice for their staff.

The Management Standards

The Management Standards approach will help organisations comply with the law and tackle work-related stress.

Tackling stress workbook

Our workbook gives step-by-step guidance on how to use the Management Standards approach in your workplace.

Talking Toolkit

The Talking toolkit provides help for line managers to have simple, practical conversations with employees which can help prevent stress.

Case studies

These case studies show how others have dealt with stress.

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The latest 'Health and Safety at Work Stress, Anxiety and Depression Statistics Poster' is now available. This new poster provides updated statistics on the severity of work-related stress, anxiety and depression in the UK.


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Updated: 2020-06-29