Organisational Wellbeing

Stress is defined by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) as “the adverse reaction people have to excessive pressure or other types of demand placed on them”. It can affect organisational efficiency, lead to conflict, business goals are harder or impossible to achieve, the well-being of employees is compromised, and the ‘bottom line’ suffers as a result. There is also the legal imperative to consider. To comply with the law, companies must assess the risk of stress-related ill health arising from work activities and take measures to control that risk. Doing a proper risk assessment for stress should help you avoid prosecution and litigation. Have a look at our page on Managing Stress for lots of information/resources relating to what the organisation can do to prevent and manage stress. You'll also find a wealth of information and advice via our Useful Links page for organisations.
Based in Reading, Berkshire but working nationally, SMP have undertaken a number of stress surveys and provided stress trainings, for central and local government, for Primary Care Trusts and elsewhere. We offer a ‘Company Health Check’ to organisations, which takes a bespoke diagnostic approach, looking at how stress might be affecting the business, and what needs to happen to improve the situation. Interventions range from:
  • 1-1 coaching/stress management for all staff
  • 1-1 coaching/stress management for particular staff
  • Full diagnostic analysis (including use of the HSE Stress Management Standards)
  • Company Stress Survey
  • Group/team facilitation
  • Training (e.g. in stress awareness, communication skills, assertiveness skills)
  • Mediation
  • Introduction of a company stress policy (with procedures)
The Health Check is a way of ensuring that you’re as aware as you can be of what’s happening in the organisation, and if there are ‘pressure points’ that need addressing. It’s also good management practice to listen to your staff, and a good way of letting them know that you are listening, that you’re interested in their feedback, and that their input is important. As a result, staff feel valued, and are likely to feel more involved and motivated.
Whether stress is directly work-related, or is down to outside factors – current life events (e.g. pressure at home), or pre-disposition of the individual for example – it will impact adversely on the individual, and on the business. For good business, legal and moral reasons, tackling stress is a must.
Please contact Marc Kirby at SMP for further details of the above on 0118 9721820 or email

We're helping organisations (see our client list) to save money every day, just in reducing sick absence costs and the costs of under-performance.

Get in touch now to start doing the same for your organisation today. Here are some example case studies demonstrating the benefits of investing in wellbeing.

Enter your name and email address to subscribe to our Newsletter
Contact Name:
Email Address:

Britain's stress

Emotional resilience: its
the armour you need
for modern life

5 tips for creating more
enjoyable and
productive workplaces

Boost access to well-
being benefits to slash
sickies, research

How does commuting
affect wellbeing?

How to develop an
e-learning strategy

The only resolution
you need, to love

Yes, teach workers
resilience - but they'll
still have a breaking

Resilience to become
key attribute of
future employees

Employer uses
anonymised CVs to
recruit talent

Wellbeing: go over to
the bright side

Reading a novel boosts
brain connectivity

Wellbeing: 7 steps to a
happy new you

Take the 'Happiness At
Work' survey

The future of wellbeing:
part science, part

Meditation changes
how genes are

How much can an
extra hour's sleep
change you?

Apple-a-day call for
all over-50s

Happiness: the silver
lining of economic

NHS-funded surf
therapy to boost

'Memories' pass
between generations

How to effectively
interview introverts

Is Google the new HR

Stress and mental
health at work (CIPD

Valuing diversity is
hard work

How light controls our
wellbeing, from jet lag
to serious mental health

To be a happy chap, see
your pals twice a week

Rumination: the danger
of dwelling

Building resilience into
business will benefit
people and the bottom

20 wonderful effects
exercise has on the

Learning styles and
the psychology of
learning (need to
register for a free
CIPD account for
full factsheet)

How do you cope
with information

Teaching children to
lose graciously
promotes resilience

Google seeks out
wisdom of zen
master Thich Nhat

Happiness: the next
big business metric?

The tech start-ups
that believe that
happiness can be
found in an app

Anti-age your health

Our genes respond
positively to the right
kind of happiness

Boston bike rack fixed
by group on night out

Competence and
competency frameworks
(factsheet from CIPD)

Improving work-life
balance through stress

Copyright Stress Management Plus Web Site Design Company - eCommerce Software Shopping Cart Solutions