/ Corporate Stress
Assistance Programmes (EAP)
The Health and Safety
Executive states :-
'Work related stress is a
serious problem for organizations.
The law requires organizations to take
AND THE LAW
Health & Safety Legislation
states that employers have
"a duty of care to employees
welfare" and requires
employers to do everything in
their power to prevent injury
Traditionally this referred to
physical welfare, but with many
court cases over the last few
years setting precedents in law,
the employers duty of care also
now includes psychological /
As stated by Prof. Cary Cooper,
Government Adviser & Head of
Organisational Behaviour at UMIST
"Firms are going to have to
pay, not just talk about these
issues. Never mind lip service
about staff being the most
valuable resource, the recent
court cases were about the duty
of care to manage people as human
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More than 91 Million working days
a year are lost through stress,
at a cost of over £3.7 Billion.(DEMOS
Sickness rates in the UK stand at
around 3.5 % compared with 1 to 2
% among our competitors.
Up to 40 % of absenteeism is due
to mental or emotional stress.(Health
& Safety Executive 1988, HMSO
report 'Mental health at work.')
Reduction of absenteeism, staff
turnover and re-training due to
stress is an obvious saving, but
increased productivity, increased
morale and job satisfaction have
been found as additional 'hidden'
benefits of a stress reduction
Return on investment in stress
reduction programmes is in the
region of £2 for every £1
of Stress Management 1995 &
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According to Harvard Medical
School professor Herbert Benson
"Stress reduction programmes
are money in the bank for
efficiently, stress reduction
programmes can easily pay for
themselves in less than twelve
Stress Management Solutions
offers a wide range of tailor
made total solutions
incorporating three main areas :-
Stress Management Workshops.
Spread over a half, one or two
days, these workshops include
stress awareness, recognition,
prevention and relaxation
One-to-one Stress Management
Counselling and Relaxation
Fully qualified and experienced
consultants (not just
counsellors) help to identify an
individuals causes of stress and
eliminate them as far as
If situations causing stress
cannot be changed then the client
is taught how to alter their
perceptions, relax and let go of
the pressure & stress.
This service is completely
confidential to the individual,
although general information
concerning numbers seeking help,
suggestions put forward by
clients and operational factors
will be reported back to the
Organisational / Corporate Stress
analysis and recommendations.
A complete audit can be completed
to discover which working
practices or methodologies are
causing duplication, additional
workload and stress.
Recommendations for improving
these working systems will then
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stress reduction solution from
Stress Management Solutions will
Fulfil your legal obligation to
look after the mental welfare of
Increase worker productivity,
commitment and morale.
Decrease staff turnover.
Maximize your Human Resource
Part 1 - Stress awareness.
Symptoms and causes of stress
including long term effects &
Identifying Stress in others
& in ourselves.
Part 2 - Practical tools
for reducing stress.
Demonstration of practical ways
to reduce stress, including
Bio-feedback machines, the use of
language, relaxation therapy
& visualisation exercises.
Part 3 - Stress
Perception & stress.
Identifying individual causes of
stress. Relationships and stress.
Personal life goals - achievement
Appreciation and awareness of the
organisational & health
effects of stress. The greater
ability to identify stress in
ourselves and in others.