Stress group monitors welfare of staff at Wealden Council

A Stress Research and Action Group at Wealden Council is monitoring staff welfare.

The aim is to ensure staff and managers are able to identify the cause of stress when it arises and provide assistance when needed.

The groups chairman Mr Nigel Hannam said: “The Transformation Programme is making far-reaching changes to the way Wealden employees carry out their work and will continue to do so in the future.

“The current economic situation can be a further cause of stress for many of us and part of the work of this group is to attempt to identify causes before they take full effect and to raise awareness of techniques to more effectively deal with stress, whether in work or outside.

“The Transformation Programme means that many staff are taking on new roles and wider responsibilities. Members need to remain aware of the increased demands on staff and the  onsequent impact on priorities.”

A key part of the work carried out by the Stress Research and Action Group is regular Corporate Stress Risk Assessments to identify where further action is needed.

Recent instances have included setting  up the Change Support Group, arranging time management training and improving support available for staff facing redundancy.

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