Posted by: healingtheworkplace | September 30, 2010

September is always a stressful time…

September is always a stressful time. Summer holidays are over and everyone is back at school or back at work. I wasn’t going to write about stress this month but it seems like every time I turn on the radio I hear another study about workplace stress.

This morning the radio announcer was telling us about a British study that found workers in the UK are so stressed out that they are dreaming about their work at night. Sounds like a nightmare to me.

Seriously, this month there have been an increase in reports about stress at work…

So, I thought I would share some resources with you:

Mind Tools is a great website and they have more than 100 stress management tips and techniques available for FREE. Mind Tools also provides a list of references so you can further develop your expertise in this area.

Another great site is www.stressabout.com This site is full of information and there is even a blog that allows people to chat about things related to stress.

And if you are interested in what goes on in the UK you might check out www.workstress.net

A quick glance at the home page shows that the union representatives in the not-for-profit sector have embarked on a “Stressbusters Campaign”. 

In addition there is a petition circulating in Downing Street “with a view to changing the existing Health and Safety at Work legislation to ensure that Stress is put on an even playing field to physical injuries.”

Perhaps there are some new ideas across the pond?

It’s not all bad though. First of all stress is on everyone’s radar and one of the findings is that stress in the workplace, for whatever reason, has a negative effect on our economy. We know that stress harms individuals and families but now, more and more, we are learning about how stress weakens our economy.

What do you think needs to happen?

Enjoy the rest of your day! Lesley

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