We also have news in two areas from the HSE. The first area concerns work-related stress, worker wellbeing and mental health. They have resources to help employers support staff with work-related stress and mental health conditions. Planning, training and support can all reduce pressure and bring stress levels down.
The guidance to help you support employee mental health by managing work-related stress can be found at https://www.hse.gov.uk/stress/what-to-do.htm?utm_source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=guidance-push&utm_term=stress-managing-wrs&utm_content=digest-17-sep-20. It includes:
- A guide to spotting signs of stress at https://www.hse.gov.uk/stress/signs.htm?utm_source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=guidance-push&utm_term=signs-stress&utm_content=digest-17-sep-20
- A link to their downloadable talking tool kit at https://protect-eu.mimecast.com/s/-3isCWPvDSz17gtOs2HQ?domain=eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com - this can help employers plan conversations with workers and prevent stress in the changing working environment.
There is also advice for line managers (at https://www.hse.gov.uk/stress/mental-health-line-managers.htm?utm_source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=guidance-push&utm_term=stress-managers&utm_content=digest-17-sep-20) to help them support any workers with mental health conditions – there is separate guidance on this at https://www.hse.gov.uk/stress/mental-health-employees.htm?utm_source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=guidance-push&utm_term=stress-mh-workers&utm_content=digest-17-sep-20.
The other area of guidance is around Covid-19 where there are 3 main areas (working safely, social distancing and regulating health & safety) with links to the relevant parts of the HSE web-site at: