May 3, 2019

Breaking point? HSE to tackle growing epidemic of work-related stress

"Whether you work with 10 people, 10,000 people or just yourself, paying attention to mental health in the workplace has never been more important."

With the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recently reaffirming its commitment to tackling work-related stress, in this article we consider what is meant by this, the impact of work-related stress on mental and physical health, and what steps businesses can take to measure and reduce stress in the workplace. We also examine the potentially significant implications of ignoring this issue and whether a tough approach from the HSE will ensure that stress is brought to the forefront of discussions in the workplace.

Article co-written by Nathan Buckley, Legal Director at Clyde and Co LLP, and Dr Libby Artingstall, Co-Founder and Director of Team Mental Health