Coping with Stress

Stress is widely recognised as a major issue in our modern lives and is now the biggest cause of long-term sickness absence amongst employees. It affects people of all ages and in all areas of life which means that someone in your business is highly likely to be struggling to deal with issues that are spiralling beyond their control, either at work or in their home life – it could be you.

According to Mind, the mental health charity, 1 in 6 workers is currently experiencing depression anxiety or stress. In a survey of 2000 employees, only 25% felt that they could admit to this within the workplace. Those figures represent a substantial time bomb ticking away which will result in a financial burden that will fall on to the shoulders of individual businesses – just like yours.

Mental ill health at work costs UK employers £26 billion per year – on average £1035 per employee. This figure represents the days lost to sickness, reduced productivity and the cost of replacing and retraining staff when they leave as a result of mental health issues. Even when staff are able to make it into work, high levels of stress and anxiety can result in mistakes and under-performance, potentially damaging your business reputation.
With figures on this scale it makes sense to create a workplace where mounting stress can be recognised and supported in its early stages, preventing an escalation that will be costly in both economical and personal terms.

At Dynamic Support this is where we come in, helping staff through this process: supporting and educating Management, HR and Employees to recognise the signs of emotional overload in themselves and others – facing potential problems head on before they get out of control, supporting you to create a workplace that is proactive and not just reactive with regard to mental health.

Our team of Therapists and Counsellors have extensive experience of managing stress in the workplace and delivering mental health support programmes in a variety of settings. Through equipping your staff with the skills they need to recognise stress and giving them the tools they need to aid relaxation and build confidence and self -esteem, as well as working with them to better manage their approach to life, both at work and at home, the costs to in both economic and emotional terms can be greatly reduced.