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The Need For a Company Culture that is Open about Stress

An article in Occupational Health this month reveals that almost half of UK senior managers confess to feeling stressed (all or most of the time). A poll of 1000 senior business managers, managing directors, CEO’s and company owners by Health Insurers AXA PPP have also found that 92% have suffered from stress at some point.

 

Clinicians from Psicon’s Occupational Health Services support a statement made by Dr Mark Winward, Director of Psychological Services, AXA PPP healthcare on workplace culture in relation to stress. Dr Mark Winward proposes that “changes in workplace culture are best implemented from the top down to implement a real change and so that managers can help their employees eliminate stress whilst also helping themselves. Having a company culture that is open about stress, mental health and ill health will benefit everybody.”