Friday, August 6, 2021
Stress is a prevalent issue in the third sector. According to a survey of 238 charities conducted by the union Unite, 80% of charity workers reported experiencing workplace stress, and almost half (42%) said their job wasn’t good for their mental health. As an employer, it’s important to understand what health and safety law requires in regard to the management of work-related stress. In this blog, James Tamm from Ellis Whittam explores what’s meant by ‘work-related stress’, possible causes, and how risk assessments can help to identify and control any ‘stressors’ in workplaces and individuals.