Mental Health Poster
09/10/2019

Mental ill health, stress & the Management Standards

This Thursday is World Mental health Day!

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One in four people in the UK will have a mental health problem at some point. Anxiety and depression are the most common mental health problems and can be caused by work related issues. Whether work is causing the health issue or aggravating it, employers have a legal responsibility to help their employees.
Work-related mental health issues must to be assessed to measure the levels of risk to staff. Where a risk is identified, steps must be taken to remove it or reduce it as far as reasonably practicable.

The HSE’s Management Standards approach to tackling work-related stress establishes a framework to help employers tackle work-related stress and, as a result, also reduce the incidence and negative impact of mental ill health. The following solutions are all based on this approach.

Online tools

Employers can develop a an online tool to help manage workplace stress. By designing a Stress Indicator Tool that is designed to accurately measure and determine the attitudes and perceptions of employees towards work-related stress. By developing a question survey intended to gather data anonymously from employees, which can be used in the risk assessment element as part of an employers stress Management Standards approach. Obtaining and understanding this data helps identify areas to improve to prevent or manage work-related stress.

Work related stress posters.

Remote First Aid has developed the poster above that will increase awareness within your workforce and help to prevent stress in the workplace. The poster is ideal in signposting and highlighting to your staff on where to access support and wellbeing.

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