Long hours, tight deadlines, and ever increasing demands can leave you feeling worried, uncertain, and overwhelmed. Some pressure at work can be motivating, but when it becomes excessive it can eventually lead to work-related stress.

Stress is considered to be a normal part of our daily lives, but more often than not it can start to cause health problems whether physical or mental.

A report into work-related stress found that there were 488,000 cases of work-related anxiety or depression in 2015/16, and 37% of those were caused by stress. This also means that 45% of working days that were lost in that year because of ill health were related to stress.

April is Stress Awareness Month, and given the rising prevalence of stress, anxiety and depression in the workplace, it is down to managers and business owners to help relieve the pressure on their employees. This is not only beneficial for their mental health, but for the wider business as a whole.

CALLCARE has spoken to the experts to find out their opinions on the main causes of workplace stress and what business owners can do to help.

6 ways to minimise work-related stress and health problems

  1. Create the perfect office environment
  2. Ease the burden on your staff
  3. Encourage staff to take a lunch break
  4. Stay hydrated throughout the day
  5. Invest in your management team
  6. Keep your employees safe

Read the full report here http://bit.ly/2opQnPt

Almost 12 million working days are lost each year because of perceived work-related stress, and stress can contribute to such conditions as anxiety or depression. And nearly half a million people in the UK have work-related stress at a level that’s making them ill.

What have you done to help reduce stress in your workplace? This Stress Awareness Month, make the effort to help your employees towards better mental health; your staff and business will thank you for it!