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Employee Wellbeing MUST be a priority for businesses in 2012

Published 23 January 2012

Employees are an organisation’s most important asset, so it makes good commercial sense to take a proactive approach to employee wellbeing to enhance and maintain good performance.

In particular, conditions such as stress and depression can have devastating effects — Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) statistics, for instance, reveal that over 40,000 workers took sick days between October and December citing stress, depression or anxiety. Employers have a duty of care to ensure that they prevent issues occurring and manage any existing ones.

In the majority of cases, the person who may notice that there is something wrong with a member of staff will be the line manager;

however, line managers may not have had any relevant formal training. Line Managers are also at risk of personal cases been taken against them on allegations of causing the stress.  Our Line Manager Stress Training identifies some of the symptoms of stress so that managers have an idea of what to look out for in order to help spot potential problems and take appropriate action.

This Stress Day 3rd February 2012 - make sure that your Line Managers attend Stress Awareness Training 9.30 - 12.30

January is also a time for people to think about their general health; for example, many people may make it their new year’s resolution to cut back on alcohol and cigarettes or to improve their fitness levels, so it can be a good time for employers to launch some wellbeing initiatives. Our Employee Stress Awareness Training assists individuals in identifying some of the "triggers" to their stress and gives individuals Coping Strategies to build their resistence to stress.

This Stress Day 3rd February 2012 - Stress Awareness Training 1.30pm - 4.30pm

See our Health and Safety Section for more articles on Stress and Mental Health

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