Links

You may find the following links to other work-stress related websites useful

On this page you can find links to the websites of other organisations whose content may interest you. Please select a link and you will be redirected to the site. 

 

 Workers' Memorial Day

Workers' Memorial Day is held on 28 April every year, all over the world workers and their representatives conduct events, demonstrations, vigils and a whole host of other activities to mark the day. The day is also intended to serve as a rallying cry to “Remember the dead, but fight for the living”

In 2016 the theme for the day is "Strong Laws - Strong enforcement - Strong Unions" because across the world we are seeing growing attacks on health and safety protection, including in Britain where the Government has removed protection from millions of self-employed workers and across Europe where the European Commission is pursuing a dangerous de-regulatory strategy. However strong laws are not enough if they are not going to be enforced. That is why we need proper inspections and enforcement action against those who break the laws. Here in the UK the number of inspections has fallen dramatically in the past five years, but in many other countries enforcement has always been non-existent.

That is why we also need strong unions. Unionised workplaces are safer, yet the Government is trying to stop unions protecting the health and safety of their members by restricting the right of health and safety representatives to take time off to keep the workplace safer and also trying to reduce our right to strike when things go wrong. The TUC coordinates activities across the country, publishing a comprehensive listing of events and suggestions. A listing of the global activities is also available from the Hazards website.

 

Healthy Working Lives Scotland

"Healthy Working Lives" is Scotland's national service to help employers create a safer, healthier and more motivated workforce. We work with all kinds of businesses, completely free of charge, offering practical information and advice to help improve health and safety and the wellbeing of everyone at work.

A healthier workforce really does make for a healthier business. Our website is full of practical advice, guides and tools to help with every aspect of health, safety and wellbeing in the workplace or you can call our free and confidential Adviceline on 0800 019 2211.

 

Work Positive

Work Positive is a stress risk management tool from Healthy Working Lives. It was developed to support employers to identify and reduce the potential causes of stress in the workplace. The process is aligned with the HSE Management Standards and recognised by HSE as a recommended tool to help work towards the Standards. There are a range of Work Positive resources to suit your business. For more information visit the survey site: or call the HWL Adviceline on 0800 019 2211.

 

Your Stress Management (YSM)

Your Stress Management is based in Glasgow and covers anywhere in the UK with the aim of helping to prevent stress and improve wellbeing.

Stress management is about being able to manage your own stress at an individual or an organisational level and with stress being a big problem within the workplace, it must be managed effectively.YSM helps organisations and individuals with one-to-one coaching, also workshops from 1 hour to a full day covering Stress Awareness and Wellbeing, Stress Management for Managers (including Head Teachers), Assertiveness and Confidence Building. Provide advice to organisations on how to deal and handle stress, conflict and anger in the workplace.

 

Labour Research Department

The LRD's book shop is a very useful source of publications in the field of Health and Safety. 

 

The Health for Work Adviceline

The Health for Work Adviceline offers tailored, free advice on employee health issues with the aim of keeping staff healthy so they can effectively participate and contribute in their work. It helps businesses:

  • find the advice and support they need to help an employee experiencing ill health;
  • develop a plan to effectively and sympathetically deal with employee sickness absence;
  • establish how to deal with similar problems in the future, should they occur;
  • think differently about their business and the investment they could make in a healthy workplace.

Users of the service include:

  • managers of businesses of any size who are experiencing problems with employee ill health;
  • GPs looking to support their patients;
  • employees wanting to find out more about how their own health conditions may affect their ability to work.

As well as free, one-to-one advice on tel:0800 0326235, on-line support is also available from the website, including:

  • self-service information through access to an intelligent on-line knowledge base;
  • on-line communication with a contact centre by submitting a question to the support team, or chatting directly with a member of the team (a form of instant messaging).

 

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP) are the professional, educational and trade union body for the UK's 48,000 chartered physiotherapists, physiotherapy students and assistants. They are a progressive, member-centred organisation based in central London. A look at their website is well worth the visit

 

Stress Specific Links

HSE Stress Section

International Stress Management Association UK

 

Work Positive (highly recommended for employers)

STAR (Stress and Anxiety Research Society)

Mindful Employer

OrganisationHealth

Health for Work Adviceline for Small Business

 

UK Bullying Links

Bullying UK (formerly Bullying Online)

Combat Stress

Wind down

 

 

UK Health & Safety Links

Worklife Balance Centre

TUC Website H&S Section

HSE Website Risk Management Pages

Hazards Campaign

Hazards Health & Safety Magazine

The London Hazards Centre

Safe Workers

 

UK Mental Health/Counselling/Therapy/Life Balance Links

The Mental Health Foundation

The Samaritans

Leeds Animation Workshop

The British Autogenic Society

Tinnitus Support UK

The Men's Health forum this is the organisational site

The Men's Health forum this is a health information site

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP)

Imagine Independence

 

 

Useful Advice for Military Veterans

Help with the transition back to civilian life, housing and financial help, employment support for veterans

In Scotland, the Armed Services Advice Project covers the whole sphere and will point enquirers in the right direction: 0808 800 1007

 

UK Legal and Rights Links

Low Pay Commission

National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux

Community Legal Advice

Rights of Women

Equality & Human Rights Commission

International Labour Organisation (ILO)

 

UK Public Health Links

UK Public Health Association

NHS Culture - a critical review of the current NHS culture by Dr Rachael Pope

 

UK Union Links

GMB

NASUWT

NUT

PCS

UNISON

UNITE

CWU

RMT

 

UK Government Links

Industrial Injuries Advisory Council 

HSE Freedom of Information Act section

The Health and Safety Executive

 

 

International links

Raising awareness of stress at work in developing countries: A modern hazard in a traditional working environment. World Health Organisation's Advice to employer and worker representatives or full-text, 48 page pdf