Stress is the feeling that overwhelms us when perceived or real pressures exceed what we imagine to be our ability to cope.
Cavenagh enables employers to offer troubled employees immediate, confidential access, to a local qualified consultant who can diagnose stress and help the employee to overcome it.
Notwithstanding the legislative requirements under the Health and Safety at Work Act for employers to help protect their staff, work-related stress has a huge impact on an employee’s productivity and performance.
A little bit of stress can be good for us. It sharpens our reactions to danger and focuses our mind on our responsibilities. However, once stress gets out of hand and we fail to acknowledge or reduce it, it can consume our lives.
The best course of action is to seek the help needed from a qualified therapist. Cavenagh has over 2000 of these professionals around the UK ready to help.
People present stress in different ways, but it’s generally characterised by irritability, anger, disrupted sleep, exhaustion, depression and social withdrawal.
The UK workforce works more hours per week than any other in the European Union.
Dealing with stress at work
There are powerful business reasons for employers to treat stress at work seriously. For instance bullying at work takes many forms, and is all too often suffered in silence. Cavenagh specialises in resolving these conflicts.
Recognising the causes of stress at work and having effective procedures in place to tackle these causes and manage the effects will have a significant impact on your workforce.
“Stress had taken its toll after years of working in a high pressure environment constantly having to hit targets. My performance and relationships were greatly affected and I felt completely unable to function and washed out. Cavenagh helped me restore my health, be more focused and really helped me raise my game.”
Jayne, Finance Manager
“Stress is likely to become the most dangerous risk to business in the early part of the 21st century.”
- Health and Safety Executive
Cavenagh can help both employers and employees deal with stress at work.
“75% of executives say that stress adversely affects their health, happiness and home life, as well as their performance at work.”
- Chartered Institute of Personnel Development 2010
Pressures at work often impact on home life and vice-versa.