Stress - information for managers
Guidance and advice for managers with staff who are experiencing stress.
It is both a physiological and psychological reaction which occurs when people perceive an imbalance between the combined levels of demand placed upon them, both at home and/or at work, and their capacity to meet those demands.
Stress can be positive and motivating in the short term, helping to achieve success. Prolonged stress, however, can lead to ill health.
To assist in having the conversation with your staff please refer to the HSE guidance in the link below:
Managers should refer employees to Occupational Health in all cases of sickness absences that last for a period greater than four weeks, or in relation to shorter periods where a possible health issue is likely to have an ongoing effect on work attendance or performance.
Individuals can also be referred whilst they are attending work, if work appears to be affected by a health or mental wellbeing issue.