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HSE Launch Working Minds

We can all face pressure at work, regardless of age, experience or job title. Sometimes pressure can motivate and make us more productive.

However, too much pressure can become stressful and affect our happiness and quality of life, leaving us feeling physically and mentally unwell.

There are different techniques you can try to help manage stress at work, but if you have been experiencing it for some time and it’s affecting your daily life or causing you distress, you should consider seeking further support.

The Health and Safety Executive – HSE, have launched a new online learning tool ‘Working Minds’ designed to prevent work related stress. The tool consists of six short modules and will help employers understand the steps and actions they need to take.

Liz Goodwill, head of work-related stress policy at HSE, said: “More than half of small and medium sized (SME) businesses recently visited by HSE knew they had a legal duty to assess the risk of work-related stress, but the number who actually did this was significantly lower. This new online tool will help employers understand the steps and actions necessary to help bridge this gap. It is a much needed solution.

Whether you’re a small business or a large corporation, the law requires all employers to carry out a stress risk assessment and act upon the findings to prevent work related stress and support good mental health in the workplace.

The tool was launched on Wednesday 8 November, at HSE’s online Health and Work conference. It can be found here: HSE Workplace Stress (focusgames.com)

For guidance and information you can visit the HSE website by clicking HERE

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