The results of stress at work may not be as obvious as an industrial accident, but they can be just as harmful. A certain amount of pressure may help us perform well, but if stress is too great or too frequent, health problems are likely to follow. Read on for some of the common causes and results of stress, and ideas for what you and your employer can do to manage stress in the workplace.


Further Information

The TUC website’s health and safety section includes information on stress and includes a link to the relevant chapter of the health and safety guide Hazards at Work - Stress.

The TUC’s Changing Times (CT) webpages offer advice and information on work-life balance.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) website has a section on work-related stress.

Hazards magazine’s website has information on stress.

The Labour Research Department has published the booklet Stress and mental health at work – a guide for trade union reps.

The UK National Work-Stress Network offers information and advice.

Click here to download UNISON’s Stress at work – a guide for safety reps booklet.

The Unite union has produced a guide to work-related stress.

Note: This content is provided as general background information and should not be taken as legal advice or financial advice for your particular situation. Make sure to get individual advice on your case from your union, a source on our free help page or an independent financial advisor before taking any action.

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