This report looks at the issue of occupational stress from a generic public interest perspective (employers and employees, in particular), as well as from the perspective of mental health service users. It looks at workplace stress as a trigger for mental ill health and covers issues of concern to service users such as disability discrimination. The report comprehensively pulls together existing research into stress, looks at what stress is and what its effect on people can be when they experience stress in the workplace. It sets out how employers can take easily introduced steps to reduce stress levels in the work environment and, in doing so, make sure they meet their legal duties to individual employees.
Mind strongly urges employers and employees to work together to find the sources of stress and tackle them. This report gives guidance on how this can be achieved. Through numerous case studies, the report demonstrates that these steps, when introduced by employers and taken on by employees, really do make a difference to the workplace and, therefore, to people's lives.