Helping your employees beat stress

Research by Forth has highlighted that 85% of UK adults are experiencing stress regularly [1] and 39% of UK adults admit they feel too stressed in their day to day lives [2]. International Stress Awareness Week is next week Monday 5th until Friday 9th November, and what better time to look at how companies can help their employees tackle stress.

Did you know that?

  • 5 million working days were lost due to work-related stress, depression or anxiety in 2016/2017. [3]
  • Three in four Britons have been so stressed at least once over the last year that they have felt overwhelmed or unable to cope. [4]
  • Stress is one of the most common top five causes for long-term absences and organisations have seen an increase in stress-related absence over the last 12 months. [5]
  • 60% of stress-related absence is due to workloads/ volume of work. [6]
  • 32% of people who have felt stressed at some point in their lives have had suicidal thoughts and feelings. [7]

How you can help your employees

Build resilient and less stressed teams

MyMindPal is a powerful new platform that brings together some of the newest and best thinking in behaviour change to help your team get and stay happy. Best of all, it only takes 5 minutes a day. It has been created to build resilient teams who need to feel less stressed and have better working days. MyMindPal is digital platform that employs cognitive interventions and mindfulness practices to positively shift the way people think and behaviour.

Provide stress training to managers
Stress and Resilience Training provides your workforce with the knowledge to understand and tackle the issues your employees are facing. It has never been more important to support your managers in becoming competent, confident and compliant in dealing with stress and mental health issues in the workplace. Topics can include mental health awareness, understanding the relationship between pressure and performance, stress in the workplace, managing and coping with change, building resilience and mindfulness.

Relieve tension with office massages
Relieve employee tension and stress with an office massage. Massage therapists will massage the back, neck and shoulder areas to help relieve any tension on those stressed “work-at-desk-all-day” spots typically down the back and in between the shoulder blades, leaving your staff feeling relaxed yet refreshed. Whether you are looking for an idea to incentivise your team, create an ongoing programme of good health, or simply want to maintain work wellbeing and morale, Glo’s office massage will be just the ticket.

If you are looking to implement a wellness strategy into your business, please visit Your Wellness Hub on www.yourwellnesshub.co.uk or email us on info@yourwellnesshub.co.uk.

References

[1] Forth – https://www.forthwithlife.co.uk/blog/great-britain-and-stress/

[2] Forth – https://www.forthwithlife.co.uk/blog/great-britain-and-stress/

[3] HSE: Work-related Stress, Depression or Anxiety Statistics in Great Britain – http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/causdis/stress/stress.pdf

[4] Mental Health Foundation 2018 – https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/statistics/mental-health-statistics-stress

[5] CIPD Health and Well-being at Work Survey 2018 – https://www.cipd.co.uk/Images/health-and-well-being-at-work-infographic-1_tcm18-40892.pdf

[6] CIPD Health and Well-being at Work Survey 2018 – https://www.cipd.co.uk/Images/health-and-well-being-at-work-infographic-1_tcm18-40892.pdf

[7] Mental Health Foundation 2018 – https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/statistics/mental-health-statistics-stress