How to help support employees with stress

Managing stress levels in the workplace can be a difficult task, especially as a small amount of stress can help to keep us motivated and on task. When stress becomes unmanageable and consistently high it can have a detrimental effect on our physical health and on our work performance. It is important for managers to be aware of how stress can spiral into other conditions such as anxiety and depression and Mental Health Training Courses like the ones from Tidal Training can help with this understanding.

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One of the most important things you can do as an employer is communicate with your staff. This means letting them know that there is a culture of sharing in your business and that they can speak with their line manager about issues that have arisen and they will be supported. In some cases this is done through offering an Employee Assistance Program so that people feel more comfortable talking about their difficulties as it is anonymous.

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By having regular check in’s with your staff you can see whether there are common issues that can be addressed at a company level. This helps your staff feel heard and cared about and they are much more likely to then work with you to help find solutions to any individual issues that they may be dealing with.

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