Stress is part of our everyday lives, but you can help minimise its effects on your workforce.
Work, relationships, health and financial problems… what do they all have in common? Simple, they can all increase stress levels, which in turn impacts on our own health, loved ones, colleagues and place of work.
People often confuse stress with pressure. Whilst pressure can increase focus, energy and optimise performance, too much pressure, or when exposed for a prolonged period of time, can significantly increase stress levels.
The Health and Safety Executive defines stress as “an adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demand placed on them.” And, whilst we all experience stress in our lives, it can have a major impact on your personality, productivity and long-term mental health.
Building personal resilience is key to managing your own physical and mental wellbeing, but why is it so important? Resilient people can keep functioning both physically and psychologically when they experience adversity or stress. They are also better able to bounce back and deal with adverse situations in a positive and creative way.
Businesses are now recognising the benefits of increased resilience as a key part of a happy and healthy workforce. Remploy, the UK’s leading disability specialist and a Government-owned business, is running resilience training to help employers to address the issues raised above and to help you help your staff through difficult times.
Through their expertise and knowledge around mental health in the workplace, they offer a range of mental health workshops to help you manage mental health in the workplace.
For more information, go to www.remploy.co.uk