Downloads available on this website

The UK National Work-Stress Network's booklet has been reprinted to make it even more relevant to todays world of work. You can download your own copy here.

To make life a bit easier for users we have split the downloads page into smaller pages, accessible from the menu below:


Please help us to maintain this list of links and documents If you have anything you feel is interesting please send it to us for publication - provided, of course, that it is not subject to copyright!

UKNWSN Conference Handouts

These are handed out to delegates at each year's UK National Work-Stress Network Conference but are just as relevant at any time of year

Tackling workplace stress using the HSE Stress Management Standards

Joint TUC and HSE guidance for health and safety representatives

This useful 16 page document has just been published in .pdf format and is available for download here at the TUC website.

SHP releases update on H&S legislation in 2016

SHP (Safety and Health Practitioner), always a valuable source of information, has just issued a free download highlighting the changes in H&S legislation in 2016 entitled Health and Safety Legislation Review, reflecting on a year of significant change.

New TUC document on fatigue

The TUC has just issued a new document on fatigue at work describing the effects of fatigue and advising unions how to combat it. Full details and advice on the subject are available here.

You can download a copy of the document here.

TUC advice for union reps on workplace violence and abuse - 27th November 2015

The reporting of work-related violence, including abuse, is critical in tackling the issue at source. Without a strong and well-used reporting system, employers cannot respond to incidents or identify potential hotspots and trends.

You can find the TUC's advice on the subject here.

A draft of what a report form should contain can be found here. It is intended to be used by unions in negotiations with employers. Once agreed, the employer should ensure that it is made widely available and all staff notified about the policy and encouraged to complete and return the form after any incidents.

The TUC has published revised guidance to union reps on bullying - 15th November 2015

Work and Well-being – How to get involved - 11th December 2015

The TUC has published a revised leaflet to union reps on Well-Being at Work.

Please click here to access it.

Mental Health and the Workplace

In 2015 the TUC issued this excellent work entitled Mental Health and the Workplace.

It is widely available published in a nice glossy format as ISBN 978 1 85006 981 2

The TUC has issued revised personal advice on bullying - 15th Nov 2015

Handling Workplace Stress Problems

Download our easy to follow flowchart here.

Prison Officers' Association Stress Survey report

We were pleased to welcome delegates from the POA again to our conference in 2014. They have followed this up by providing us with a copy of the POA recent research project carried out for them by University of Bedford. It is available here. Many thanks to POA for their continued support for our work.

Hazards Conference, Keele July 2013 - Excessive Workloads Workshop Report

Several delegates to the UK Hazards Conference in July attended the workshop session run by the Stress Network, and which covered issues related to work overload since the recession began. As promised we have a summary report of the findings of the two workshop sessions please follow this link.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Trauma Risk Management

The police service is a very tense, high impact service, which constantly exposes officers to high pressure situations that require spontaneous responses. The outcome from these pressures is not always obvious to the forces or the individual and can come to the fore at any time. With the ever increasing financial demands on the service, there is a need to consider and continue investment in people's health, safety and wellbeing.

The information contained in this booklet published in 2009 is not meant as a medical diagnostic tool, but a starting point for guidance only, for those who have been exposed to stressful or traumatic situations. It has been compiled by the Police Federation of England and Wales with the assistance of various professional organisations.

A new link to the Age Positive website with the focus on potential, skills and ability - not age.


Stress Network - Book review Need - 2 - Know series

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - the essential guide, by Glenys O'Connell

".. you don't have to have been on the battlefield to suffer from PTSD, in fact anyone who's been in a very stressful situation can develop it. [Such] conditions can range from a terrorist attack to a serious car accident to sexual abuse, or even to bullying at school or at work." The fairly typical picture is one of a serviceman [and more recently a servicewoman] who has been subject to significant battlefield trauma, reacting in a way that has largely in the past remained unrecognised. In WW1 the solution was often court martial and the death penalty. Sufferers were considered weak and cowardly, and became outcasts within their own families. The stiff upper lip reaction gave little credence to negative reactions to battlefield trauma.

Our Network convenor, Ian Draper has written a book review for this, the second in the Need-2-Know series. To read the full review please follow this link The Need-2-Know series of booklets covers a range of topics, and information about them is easily available via the Need-2-Know website

Stress Network Presentation to All Parliamentary Group on Occupational Health

The Network was invited to address the group of Peers and MP's on July 4th 2012 as a follow up to a letter to all members and copies of the Stress Booklet, sent in the spring. I began by giving a brief outline of the background to the Network, how we had worked largely on Education & Stress but had now moved to a much broader remit and referred to our Hazards connections in UK and EWHN.

Our basic premise is that employer duty of care applies across the board for all aspects of work-related illness, accident and threats to wellbeing and welfare. We believe that many employers are failing in that duty of care, and are totally ignorant of the need for full and proper risk assessments, the requirement for dignity in the workplace, and for proper recognition that excessive demand, unrelenting pressure on workers has become a serious killer.

A full copy of this briefing can be found on this page. Please follow this link for a copy.