Pressure is part of everyday life, but if it is excessive or prolonged pressure, this can lead to stress. Stress is the word that many people use when they are describing how the demands of their life seem to be becoming too great for them to cope with. This ability to cope varies from person to person and what one person finds stressful may not be a problem for another. Whilst many of us suffer with stress at times in our day-to-day lives, long-term stress is known to be bad for our health and many of us would like to find ways to gain some control over it.
The Health and Work web pages provides useful information and guidance if you have a particular question regarding your health, however if you cannot find information on what you are looking for feel free to contact the Personnel office who would be happy to help you.
There are also numerous external sites that can help you manage stress and offer advice on how to avoid stress for the future:
Health and Safety Executive - have some very useful webpages about work-related stress.