Health and Wellbeing

Managing stress

Part of the University’s commitment to support Health & Well-being is reducing work-place stress. This is a large and complex undertaking with many different strands. Most people would probably say that the thing that creates most stress at work is having too much work to do and not enough time, people or resources to do it. The University’s decision makers are aware of this and are committed to considering how work will be carried out before agreeing to any new projects or initiatives. Managers are being asked to look carefully at their teams and to identify things that could cause stress and what could be done about them.

There are also things that individuals can do to get control of work-related stress and there are people, support networks and development opportunities that you can use to help.

Line Managers

If you are able, speak to your line manager first. There may be a simple solution. They are not going to know you have a problem unless you discuss it with them.

Human Resources

Your human resources adviser may be able to help in negotiating with your line manager.

Occupational Health

If you are unable to speak to your line manager or human resources adviser then you can self-refer to occupational health.

Learning & Development

Run a number of learning and development opportunities to improve skills and confidence.

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

Not all stress is work related but nonetheless may impact upon you in the workplace. Our Employee Assistance Programme is there for you and your family.

How Resilient Are You?

Find out by using the Robertson-Cooper i-resilience tool!

We would like to invite you to complete Robertson Cooper's i-resilience tool - a personality-based questionnaire that enables you to receive a personalised i-resilience report. The feedback will tell you how your personality is likely to influence your personal resilience (coping with and bouncing back from setbacks) both generally and in a range of workplace situations.

Your interactions with the Tool are totally confidential. The University cannot access them in any way.





















































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Last Updated: 17/08/2020