Our Origins

The UK National Work-Stress Network emerged from the launch of the European Network at the Rimini Hazards Conference (1994).

The National Hazards Conferences in Liverpool (1995) and Bradford (1996) were aware of the opportunity to expand the national network. An initial meeting formed a Steering Group and this group met and planned a modest campaign to include a National Work-Stress Conference, held in June 1997.

From that Conference emerged the current Steering Group with a Convener and 'officer' group, who continued to work on new aims and objectives, campaigning for sympathetic proactive management of the workplace and raising the profile of the Network especially to increase publicity on behalf of those who suffer from work related stress.

The UK National Work-Stress Network provides speakers for local and national events, facilitates workshops and seminars for Trades Union and Human Resources groups. The Network continues to be closely involved with the Hazards Campaign and takes an active part in both UK and European Hazards Campaigns and Conferences.

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