United Kingdom National Stress Network

UK National Stress Network

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The Causes of Stress

The recognized causes of work-related stress are numerous and fall into several categories:

Work Practices


Harassment or bullying

Management techniques

Environment and technology

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Bullying is a major cause of stress

What is Bullying?

Bullying can be defined as 'the unjust exercise of power by one individual over another using means frighten, denigrate or injure the victim'.

Bullying may be characterised as:

Signs of organisational bullying in the workplace

Responding to bullying

Please refer to our contacts page for useful links on bullying.

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