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Stress is one of the main causes of long and short-term absence. According to CIPD’s 2023 report, 76% of organisations are reporting stress-related absence, rising to 92% for organisations with over 250 employees. 

"In 2022/23, work-related stress, depression or anxiety accounted for 49% of all work-related ill health and 54% of all working days lost due to work-related ill health."

Managing Stress and Undertaking Stress Risk Assessments for Managers training

In the UK, legislation covering work-related stress falls under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HSWA), The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, and The Working Time Regulations 1998. 

Employers have a legal obligation to protect their employees (and those who may be affected by work activities) from getting hurt or ill through work, this includes work-related stress.  

Health and safety legislation requires employers to assess the level of risk from hazards in the workplace and to take all reasonably practicable measures to prevent or sufficiently reduce those risks. 

With an enhanced understanding of what stress is and how it affects employees, our Managing Stress and Undertaking Stress Risk Assessments for Managers training gives managers the opportunity discover how to have wellbeing conversations and what to do about managing stress should it arise. The course gives participants the opportunity to: 

  • Understand what stress is, and what this looks like in the workplace 
  • Excel in the important role that a manager plays in identifying and mitigating work-related stress, and 
  • Complete a stress risk assessment for employees and teams in their organisation. 


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