A study, conducted by the HSE, found that stress accounted for over a third of all work-related illnesses in 2015-16 – in the education sector there were 1,860 cases of work-related stress per 100,000 workers.[1]

Though, in small amounts, stress can help you to focus, prolonged stress can lead to both physical and mental problems, and ultimately, long-term absence from work. It is vital that staff members can recognise the signs of stress, in themselves and others, to ensure it is manageable.

This leaflet explores the symptoms of stress, tips for managing stress and where help can be sought from. The leaflet can be given to staff members to help them to identify if they, or their colleagues, may be experiencing stress and how this can be managed. 


[1] HSE (2017) ‘Work-related Stress, Depression or Anxiety Statistics in Great Britain 2017’, pg. 4