Time to de-stress

Last week was ‘Mental Health Awareness Week’ and the focus was very much on tackling stress.

Health & Safety statistics for 2017 show that for the first time, stress, depression and anxiety has topped the table as the top cause of all work-related ill-health cases.

So what can, and should we, as employers do to protect our workforce?

With an estimated 49% of working days lost due to ill health being as a result of stress, anxiety and depression, can you afford not to address this as part of your health and safety policy.

By reducing stress, it would not only improve the health and well-being of your staff, but this also has a positive impact on the business as whole, improving staff retention rates, productivity and the service we provide to customers.

To understand it, we must consider what the main contributing factors in the work place may be. Often this is due to increased workload pressures and/or lack of or perceived lack of support from management. Changes in the workplace, job insecurity, work relationships and even boredom can also contribute to stress levels.

Employers have a legal duty to protect employees by carrying out a risk assessment for stress and then putting in place control measures to reduce the risk to employees.

These risk assessments do not need to be complex and a good starting point is the HSE website which has a plethora of useful tools including sample stress risk assessments and a brilliant management standards workbook which takes you through the process step by step and includes checklists to help you manage stress in your workplace.

What Our Customers Say About Us

At Southern Co-op, we have worked with Ghislaine (GH Training Solutions) for several years and have continued to be impressed by her professionalism. Ghislaine communicates well, from the initial joining instructions right through to the course results, which have always been excellent. Our colleagues talk favourably about Ghislaine's teaching methods and how much they enjoy her courses which take place in a pleasant, relaxed environment.

Linda Masterman
Academy Training Manager
Southern Coop

GH Training Solutions
5.0.0
2019-04-01T18:05:56+00:00

Linda Masterman
Academy Training Manager
Southern Coop

At Southern Co-op, we have worked with Ghislaine (GH Training Solutions) for several years and have continued to be impressed by her professionalism. Ghislaine communicates well, from the initial joining instructions right through to the course results, which have always been excellent. Our colleagues talk favourably about Ghislaine's teaching methods and how much they enjoy her courses which take place in a pleasant, relaxed environment.
As an experienced trainer myself, I recognise and recommend the quality of Ghislaine's training and style of delivery, particularly the way she met the individual needs of everyone on the course and made sure that we were fully engaged and able to share our own knowledge in a supportive and positive environment.

Rod Carver - Level 3 Food Safety Attendee

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2019-02-01T12:23:29+00:00

Rod Carver - Level 3 Food Safety Attendee

As an experienced trainer myself, I recognise and recommend the quality of Ghislaine's training and style of delivery, particularly the way she met the individual needs of everyone on the course and made sure that we were fully engaged and able to share our own knowledge in a supportive and positive environment.
FB-AVAK have used GH Training Solutions several times in the past year, and have always found the courses to be interesting and informative. Ghislaine has a way of making courses fun, even when the subject matter (Health & Safety) can occasionally be a bit dry.

I would highly recommend GH Training Solutions for any business looking for staff training.

Phillip Harben

GH Training Solutions
5.0.0
2018-07-02T15:01:47+00:00

Phillip Harben

FB-AVAK have used GH Training Solutions several times in the past year, and have always found the courses to be interesting and informative. Ghislaine has a way of making courses fun, even when the subject matter (Health & Safety) can occasionally be a bit dry.
Your passion for the subject and knowledge you imparted to my team will no doubt make a huge difference as they go about passing this on to our franchisees and their team members in our stores. My team spoke very highly of their time with you and I can see the confidence boost your course has given them in this critical area of expertise

Laura Carter

GH Training Solutions
5.0.0
2018-07-02T14:55:54+00:00

Laura Carter

Your passion for the subject and knowledge you imparted to my team will no doubt make a huge difference as they go about passing this on to our franchisees and their team members in our stores. My team spoke very highly of their time with you and I can see the confidence boost your course has given them in this critical area of expertise
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