How to cope with stress at work

How to cope with stress at work

Stress at work is one of the leading causes of people being off sick.  The majority of people experience stress at some point during their working life.  There is no such thing as 'good' stress, but some people find it more tolerable than others.  When stress becomes enough of a problem to affect your ability to carry out your work or other day-to-day tasks, or to enjoy things you have previously liked, it can become a disability like any other mental health condition.

Surviving working life

Mind’s guide to staying well at work gives valuable advice to everyone – whether you are returning to work, finding it difficult to cope or trying to maintain a healthy working life.

Guide to managing stress

Mind’s guide to managing stress is a booklet aimed at anyone who wants to cut down their stress levels.  

Taking control of stress

This information from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) may help you to spot the symptoms and causes of workplace stress.

Working with your employer to reduce stress

HSE have also produced information explaining how employers and employees can work together to help tackle stress in the workplace.

Moving towards the work/life/family balance

How well we balance our responsibilities with doing things we truly enjoy directly affects our quality of life and helps us manage stress. The Work Foundation have produced resources demonstrating why a work/life balance is important and giving case studies demonstrating how it can be achieved.