Helping you to cope with stress

Two in five of us will experience stress at some stage in our lives and seven out of 10 of us know someone who has it.

This year, Mental Health Awareness Week – 14-20 May – is focusing on stress.

And the good news for staff is that we are doing a lot to support people struggling with stress.

Our stress in the workplace policy has been developed to support staff to deal with issues that contribute to stress at work and in the outside world.

It encourages staff wellbeing by giving information on techniques and services to help individuals cope with pressure and stress.

Managers can get advice on effective measures for work-related stress and ensure training is provided to carry out stress risk assessments from our health and safety service.

Z-cards with top tips on mental health and wellbeing at work for line managers are available from: [email protected]

Occupational health and health and safety colleagues will be holding roadshows across the organisation during Mental Health Awareness Week – keep an eye on StaffNet > Hot Topics for details.

To view the occupational health mental health website, visit: www.nhsggc.org.uk/working-with-us/hr-connect/occupational-health/mental-healthwellbeing/