Stress - Managing Stress at Work


Stress can lead to a reduced ability to perform at work and have an impact on a person’s health and well-being. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) defines stress as: “the adverse reaction people have to excessive pressure or other types of demand placed upon them. It arises when they perceive that they are unable to cope with those demands”.

The Council has a duty of care to ensure that employees are not harmed by stressors arising from poorly controlled work activities or arrangements and recognises that the duty to assess risk  at work extends to a consideration of psychological hazards.


This page and our related Health and Wellbeing FISH Page (Stress Management) information are currently under review. Updated information will be available in 2019.


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