S2E3 How to deal with stress and set backs

Sir Cary Cooper talks to us about the impact of workplace stress and how to mitigate the risks

Stress is the leading cause of long-term sickness absence and accounts for approximately 57% of all long-term sickness. According to the Health and Safety Executive, between 2020 and 2021 822,000 UK workers suffered from work-related stress, depression, or anxiety

Workplace stress can be caused by poor people management, long hours, and a lack of work-life balance. In this episode, Sir Cary Cooper shares his knowledge and insights on the causes of stress, how to recognise the signs and simple steps you can take to reduce the impact stress has on you and your employees. 

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Find links to content related to the topics covered in this episode below.

Stress management

Working hours

Managing people

Employee incentives

About Sir Cary Cooper

Sir Cary Cooper is the 50th Anniversary Professor of Organizational Psychology & Health at the Alliance Manchester Business School at the University of Manchester. Sir Cary is also President of the Institute of Welfare and Chair of the National Forum for Health and Wellbeing at Work. He's co-founder of the Robertson Cooper mental health, resilience and wellbeing consultancy, and has been described as the UK media's first-choice expert for comment on workplace issues.

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