The Health & safety Executive (HSE) have successfully provided guidance in how to embed processes that protect employees from physical harm. Accident and therefore absence rates have been dramatically reduced. Central to this is training and qualifying practitioners to deliver the knowledge as an auditable process. Now the most recorded reason for absence is mental health. Not covered in the above HSE qualifications
However now we have the same guidance to deliver management qualifications for managers involved with HR, HSE and Occupational Health, that does afford the same success rate in reducing absence and staff- churn rates.
Top 10 Tips to Reduce Stress Within Your Workplace.
By Francis McGinty www.workingforwellbeing.co.uk
Stress in the workplace is a destructive, but an avoidable force within many companies. Unchecked, it robs employees of their creativity, innovation and motivation. Currently national statistics indicate that stress costs every business £3725 per annum, for every UK employee.
If you are an employer you can choose to ignore this loss of profit, but by law, you have a legal obligation to protect the health and safety of your employees and that includes their mental wellbeing.
If you are an employee stress can have a serious impact on your health, happiness and family life.
Stress robs us all of the joy of life.
Working for Wellbeing shares 10 top tips for easing stress:
- Learn to say no. Not easy, but it can be done. If you are overwhelmed, let your boss know that your day is full and ask which tasks to prioritise.
- Take regular breaks. We actually achieve more by switching our attention from active to relaxed and back again, even if it’s just for a few minutes.
- Take 10 deep breaths. This allows your brain to receive more oxygen.
- Take a walk. Try walking that little bit further, use the stairs, even move the rubbish bin somewhere where you have to get up from your desk and walk to it.
- Stretch. Yogis know that when we are physically flexible, we are more able to go with the flow mentally and emotionally.
- Learn a quick-fix tapping routine. Thought Field Therapy (or Tapping as it’s commonly known) is an incredible way to reduce the Cortisol levels that stress creates very quickly. For the tapping routine you can read ‘Tapping the Healer within’ by Dr Roger Callaghan or e-mail email@example.com for a free download.
- Dream. Shut your eyes for a single minute and imagine that you are in your favourite place . . . see it, hear it, smell it, taste it and feel you are there.
- Don’t skip lunch. Your brain can’t function rationally when you are hungry.
- Have a glass of water. Your brain needs to be hydrated.
10.Listen to a good piece of music. Binaural music is a great way of relaxing the brain from Beta to the far more creative Theta state. ChocolateBuddha.co.uk has just the thing.
For a more long-term solution ask your employer to introduce a wellbeing program.
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About Working for Wellbeing Ltd
Working for Wellbeing Ltd assists organisations to embed a Psychosocial Risk Management (stress management) process that enables them to be more productive through the care and wellbeing of staff. We write and run the only UKAS and OFQUAL recognised training courses in the World. We created the first Psychosocial Risk Audit that can measure if organisations are compliant with current laws and guidelines.