April: stress awareness month

I agree. Work is one of the causes of stress. And yes to effective communication… For now, it’s time to destress! We’re going nature-tripping and unwind before coming back to work… 😉

Thanks for sharing, Penelope!

Pen Your Comms

Stress Awareness Month has been held every April since 1992. According to the Mental Health Foundation 74% of UK adults have felt so stressed at some point over the last year they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope. So the chances are that you are one of these people.

Work is a common cause of our modern stress epidemic. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found demands, control, support, relationships, role and change as the six main causes. By the time you’ve spotted the signs of stress in individuals or teams in your organisation it may already be too late and your business could already be suffering from:

  • High staff turnover
  • Increased absenteeism and sickness levels
  • Long-hours work culture
  • Employees not taking their full holiday
    entitlement
  • Low productivity and efficiency

How can you help to reduce
stress in your organisation?

Health and wellbeing should be included in your internal communication…

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