Resource Guide: Stress

first_img Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Resource Guide: StressOn 1 Jan 2000 in Personnel Today The ‘disease of the 1990s’, stress, is the focus of Occupational Health’sfirst resource guide – a regular feature which aims to provide usefulinformation sources, by topic Stress is now one of the biggest causes of sickness absence in the UK, withfactors such as excessive workloads, new management techniques and bullyingcontributing to the problem. Below is a selection of web sites and addressesthat readers may find useful when tackling the issue at work and seekingfurther information. International Stress Management Association Tel: 07000 780430 Fax: 01992 426673 e-mail: [email protected] registered charity promoting knowledge and best practice in the preventionand reduction of stress. The ISMA web site includes useful details of conferences, news updates from itsjournal Stress News, and reference books covering all aspects of stress andstress management. It also offers excellent links and reviews of other websites, both in the UK and overseas. Stress UK An excellent place to start for anyone wanting to find out more aboutstress. Includes details of the TUC’s 1996 report on workplace stress, thelegal implications of stress at work including criminal and civil cases broughtover the issue, as well as industrial tribunals and a reproduction of theSunday Times’ Stress Manager series, published in 1997. It also gives advice on what to look for and expect from a therapist. Otherfeatures include links to relevant sites, details of related publications,professional organisations and associations and humour pages, as well asassociations offering complementary therapies to try and combat stress, fromacupuncture to yoga. 0700 2244383 Fax: 0700 0785776 e-mail: [email protected] site that “validates the experience of bullying”, Bullyonline isthe web site of the UK National Workplace Association, run by Tim Field,himself a victim of workplace bullying. This is an extremely comprehensive site including advice on how to tackle bullying;frequently asked questions on the subject; guidance to employers on the law;stress and health problems caused by bullying; useful facts and figures;details of research projects; survivor testimonies; and course details. Training and counselling AMC Mentoring Tel/fax: 01621 891 963 e-mail: [email protected] site includes case studies, tips on beating stress and generalinformation. Offer courses specially tailored to individual companies needs. Carole Spiers Associates 0208-954 1593 Fax: 0208-907 9290 Details of courses run by the consultancy, as well as information andarticles on aspects of stress management. Andrea Adams Trust Tel: 01273 704900 An organisation specifically set up to counter workplace bullying Others BBC Online invaluable resource for health related news stories. It containsup-to-date news articles related to stress in the workplace and archivedarticles on the issue. It also offers useful links to other stress-related websites. Department of Health 0207-210 4850 Intended mainly for health professionals, wide variety of government reportsand related links can be accessed through this site Health and Safety Executive 0207-717 6000 Fax: 0207-928 6635 HSE data and press releases relating to stress can be accessed on theInternet Institute for Employment Studies Tel: 01273 686751 Fax: 01273 690430 Useful range of work-related publications, including Stress: Big Issue butWhat are the Problems, by Jo Rick, Jim Hillage, Sheila Honey and SarahPerryman, IES Report 331, ISBN 1-85184-259-4. Contains a bibliography ofarticles and publications for anyone wanting further reading on the subject ofstress. Royal College of Nursing 027409 3333 Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents www.rospa.comTel: 0121-248 2000 Fax: 0121-248 2001 TUC 0207-636 4030 Fax: 0207-636 0632 An accessible web site for anyone after information on the implications ofstress at work. Includes press releases, reports and TUC publications. It alsoincludes links to other useful sources of information. Unison Tel: 0207-388 2366 Fax: 0207-388 7105 Public service union, provides information and guidance for members onaspects of stress, including violence at work and bullying. Victim Support Tel: 0207-735 9166 Fax: 0207-582 5712 Offers support to employees who have been victims of crimes at work, andtraining programmes for employers to implement effective support strategies fortheir staff. The listing above is not exhaustive and the journal welcomes furtheradditions from readers as well as suggestions for further topics of interest toinclude in this series last_img read more