Work Stress Prevention
The workplace can be a strong contributor to mental wellbeing, giving people the opportunity to feel productive and achieve their potential. It can also be a stressful environment that contributes to mental health problems and illnesses, such as depression and anxiety.
With most adults spending more of their waking hours at work than anywhere else, and with many youth holding at least part-time jobs, addressing issues of stress at work is important.
What Employers can do to Prevent Work-Related Stress
Employers can reduce stressful working conditions through strategic direction, policies and supportive environments. It is not about assessing an individual employee’s mental health, rather it is about considering the impact of workplace processes, policies and interactions on the psychological health and safety of all employees. Solutions that address the organization and design of work itself, combined with helping employees address stressors directly, works best.