Workplace stress is, in our view, one of the main health and safety issues faced by UCU members, colleagues who work in higher education and the wider workforce in the UK.
There are objective ways you can measure your own stress levels. One of these is a handy tool issued by the Health and Safety Executive. It’s a questionnaire you can use to reflect on your own stress levels. Download and complete it by clicking here. This tool is widely recognised, including by the University of London within its Occupational Stress Management Policy.
If you find yourself answering ‘always’ to many of the questions, we would recommend that you get in touch with your UCU rep for further advice about your options.