Stress within the workplace is becoming a predominant issue for all working environments.  It can present as a result of many things including: workplace bullying, job dissatisfaction, workplace changes, lack of role clarity and challenging workloads.

Symptoms of workplace stress, can include:

  • Change of sleep patterns
  • Change of eating patterns
  • Physiological feelings of anxiety (racing heartbeat, sweating, dizziness, nausea, shakiness, headaches and body tension, hyperventilating etc)
  • Irritability and frustration
  • Changes in thought processes, preoccupation with worry
  • Difficulty with decision making and problem solving
  • Maladaptive coping strategies (i.e. increased alcohol intake, substance abuse)
  • Increased susceptibility to illness
  • Changes in capacity to fulfil your job role
  • Social Skills