Work-Related Stress Reduction
Work-Related Stress Reduction

Work-Related Stress Reduction



Reducing work-related (occupational) stress or trauma:
Consult legislation, regulations, and case law
Access educational support to understand health policies, practices, and the regulatory environment
Solicit and develop work-related and social supports
Access counselling support
Maintain personal care eating, sleeping and living well
Develop a balance between work and your own life
Seek out organisational support
Use humour and be hopeful


Sources of work-related/occupational stress or trauma:
High workloads and inadequate support
Illness or death and loss of family and friends
Personal history of trauma and lack of caring for one’s self
Career damaging to admit traumatic stress
Lack of agency and compassion fatigue
Social pressure to remain in work
Lack of acknowledgement for work undertaken
Violence at the workplace
Inadequate employee assistance programs
Commercialism and inadequate and unstable funding
Maintaining currency of work-based knowledge
Legal claims
Inadequate public knowledge about emotional, legal, social, and medical challenges.

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