Work Related Stress

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Work related stress - Stress risk assessment


Work related stress (WRS) or stress at work accounts for 37% of all ill health cases and 45% of all working days lost due to ill health. The total number of working days lost in 2015/16 was 11.7 million, with an average of 23.9 days per case. The overall economic cost to Great Britain was estimated to be over 5 billion.


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HSE Training and Conferences available:


Stress Series: A Masterclass for Senior Leadersopens in new window

Stress Series: A Workshop for those who Line Manage opens in new window

For more information and a full list of what training is available, visit the Health and Safety Laboratory opens in new window


Also available from the HSE:


The new online Stress Indicator Tool (SIT)opens in new window provides a quick and easy way to determine the extent to which work-related stress is a problem in your organisation, and the likely root causes. The results can be used to inform your risk assessment.

Tackling work-related stress using the management standards approach - A step-by-step workbook (PDF) opens in new window

How to tackle work-related stress: A guide for employers on making the management standards work (PDF) opens in new window

Working together to reduce stress at work: A guide for employees (PDF) opens in new window

Health and safety at work - Stress, anxiety and depression statistics 2016 (PDF) opens in new window