In today’s fast-paced, always-on working culture, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. This can have significant effects on our mental health, particularly our stress levels. And stress can really affect our work, sometimes leading to time off.
Our research with the CIPD shows that stress-related absence has increased over the last year in nearly two-fifths of UK organisations. And stress is a top three cause of short-term sickness absence for almost half of employers. The main causes of stress-related absence include workload, management style, and relationships at work.
Encouragingly, 71% of organisations are taking steps to identify and reduce workplace stress, but less than half (46%) believe their efforts to reduce stress are effective.
In this video, hypnotherapist Dipti Tait:
- Explores five factors that appear to lead to stress if they’re not met in the workplace
- Explains the physiology of stress and how it affects physical wellbeing
- And shares five coping strategies to help manage stress at work
Watch the video here:
All figures taken from the CIPD/Simplyhealth Health and Well-being at Work 2019 report