6 Ways to reduce stress in the workplace
July 30 2018Read more
While there will always be stressful periods in any workplace, and in the right amount this can help to keep the brain active and an individual’s career interesting, there is a healthy balance to this. Managed incorrectly, too much work-related stress can mount up and lead to difficulties with an individual’s wellbeing. As we have found that workplace stress is one of the top five presenting issues that we discuss within our counselling services, it is clear that it is a large-scale issue. Due to this, employers must be prepared to take their share of responsibility for workplace stress and consider providing the necessary support for staff. Our services are the perfect way to offer methods of stress management in the workplace, as they ensure that employees have someone to turn to in trying times and are offered productive guidance. To discover how our experienced counsellors can help to reduce stress levels and support employees in difficult times, read on for our in-depth guide:
In a fast-paced work environment, it can be hard to know how every employee is coping but if you know what signs to look out for, this can make the task much easier. If you notice that an employee seems to be drinking or smoking more or seems to be much more irritable or tired at work, these can both be signs of stress. It could also be that they have changed their eating habits or appear to have difficulty in concentrating, which can be further indicators that someone is suffering.
Our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is a wellbeing service that is intended to support employees with personal issues that may be adversely affecting their work, behaviour or health. Providing such a method of guidance for employees will mean that if their stress levels are becoming a significant issue, they can turn to one of our expertly trained counsellors. These professionals can talk through their problems with them and give advice on how best to manage them. Attending counselling sessions can help to change the way that individuals are coping with pressure or workloads, making for a better overall wellbeing.
Here at Health Assured, we also offer a Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) service. This can be put in place to help individuals talk through their situation with a professional, who can help them rationalise their thoughts and feelings in response to a traumatic event. As these incidents can be highly stressful, management and guidance throughout this time are highly recommended. Offering support will help to prevent further issues from developing and show employees that they are valued and cared about. National Stress Awareness Month The month of April is National Stress Awareness Month, which sees healthcare professionals and promotion experts join forces to promote causes and cures for stress. Employers and managers can help to encourage an open environment by talking to staff about stress, sharing coping mechanisms and advice on where they can get help if they need it. Encouraging the team to take part in activities surrounding this month will highlight that your team understands the importance of good mental health. As you can see from these points, our service is a brilliant way to facilitate stress management and improve overall corporate wellbeing. For more help on implementing these services in the workplace, get in touch with our team of wellbeing experts who will be able to answer any questions you have.
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