Acas publishes new advice on managing stress at work

James Williams

Acas has launched new advice for employers on managing stress after a third of British workers (33%) believe that their organisation is not effective at managing work-related stress.

Stress is defined by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) as ‘the adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demand placed on them’.

Some people benefit from a certain amount of pressure as it can keep them motivated. However, when there is too much pressure it can lead to stress.

Stress is not an illness but it can affect a person’s physical and mental health.

If not properly managed, stress can cause:

  • ‘burnout’ (physical and emotional exhaustion)
  • anxiety
  • depression

The link to the new guidance is here:
Causes and signs of stress: Managing work-related stress – Acas

Acas launches new advice on managing stress at work as 1 in 3 workers feel that their organisation is not effective at handling it | Acas

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James Williams – Solicitor

James Williams

I am a qualified Employment Law and HR Solicitor. I specialise in acting for schools and advise on all aspects of employment law and HR including attending employee meetings, advising senior leaders, conducting redundancy consultations, drafting contracts of employment, advising on policies and procedures and negotiating settlement agreements.