Branch Secretary :

Stress awareness day


In 2014/15 around 234,000 people reported that their stress, depression and anxiety was caused or made worse by their work. We need to take action!


It’s the 17th National Stress Awareness day on 4 November 2015 and Unite is aware that many of our members are suffering as a result of bullying, job uncertainty, changes at work and the Government cuts -  all of which can have an adverse effect on mental health.


We also know that many of you are making a difference by working with your employers to help prevent occupational stress at work.  


It is a fact that a unionised workplace is a safer and healthier workplace because union members have the confidence, through union training and with the support of Unite, to raise and resolve workplace health and safety issues, including stress. 


What you can do

  • Use National Stress Awareness Day to raise the issue at work to encourage your employer to take action - there are campaign resources below
  • Share best practice - tell us about any initiatives at your workplace that have improved the health and safety of the workforce - Share your story here


Unite guides and stress prevention resources:


And don't forget to share your experiences of helpful stress reduction initiatives - click here to share your story


Susan Murray

Unite National Health and Safety Adviser

Cross posted from Unite for our society


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