Preventing stress in the workplace

The average length of absence due to work related stress, depression and anxiety is 30.2 working days per case. (HSE 2007)

Stress is now the number one cause of long-term sickness absence from work (‘People Management’ 05/10/11) Days lost to stress related illness in 2010/11 is equal to 5 – 6 weeks per year (

Promoting Positive Manager Behaviour is specifically for line managers, with the aim of improving their skills, abilities and behaviours to prevent and reduce stress at work. It will provide a framework, tools and interventions to up-skill line managers. It will improve management performance in managing stress risks and especially with regard to stress prevention within your workplace.

All employers have a legal responsibility under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 to ensure the health safety and welfare at work of their employees. ( Line managers play an important role in assisting employers to pro-actively address work related stress.

This course will complement Leadership and Management training and have a positive impact on creating a Healthy Workplace.