Workplace Health & Wellbeing
We are all operating in a highly competitive market place and it is not easy to sustain that on a week by week, hour by hour basis. It does not matter if you are a business owner, MD, FD or PA to those people, stress can take its toll if it remains unmanaged. Warning signs can vary, from having a short fuse in work or at home to unhealthy coping mechanisms such as over-indulgence in alcohol.
According to NI Direct Government Services one in five people suffer from workplace stress with half a million people reporting that they have become ill as a result with symptoms such as IBS, neck pain, back pain, headaches and migraine. It is no wonder the public health strategy 'Investing for Health' has identified the workplace as a priority for improving the health of the people of Northern Ireland.