The HSE defines work related stress as:
‘The adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demand placed on them at work.’
If stress becomes too excessive and prolonged, mental and physical ill health may develop.
Line managers play a crucial role in supporting staff that experience distress and/or mental health problems. They are the first official contact between the employer and the individual.
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