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A holistic approach to stress and wellbeing at work, Part 4

Part 4: reducing stress and sick leave


Stress at work and associated sick leave have become major OH issues. This article by Deborah Cowap and Prof Andy Smith describes an approach to reducing these problems by providing an occupational support service. The results show that provision of the service reduced sickness absence by 74% and led to a 20% reduction in reported stress.

Stress, anxiety and depression are important occupational health issues, and are major causes of.…

Professor Andy Smith is director of the Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology at Cardiff University. Deborah Cowap continues to provide occupational support services.

Author: Smith A, Cowap D


Occupational Health at Work October/November 2011 (vol. 08/3) pp19-21

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