Work related stress

At the School of Culture and Society we are very aware of the healthy balance between your personal time and your work life. But to prevent stress, it has to be a collaboration between both management and employees.

In our Occupational Health and Safety Committee (LAMU) we are constantly working to prevent stress and better the weel-being of the employees. It is vital for the well-being at the School, that we can work together employee to employee, but also between management and employees.

You can help to prevent work related stress, not just for yourself, but also for your co-workers.

What can you do?

  • Talk to your colleagues about the challenges that affect you in your everyday life and how to best support each other.
  • Maintain a good tone – even if you are feeling pressured.
  • Be aware of the balance between the demands at work and the resources available to you.
  • Resources can be, do you have the right skills to perform a task, support from colleagues and management, aids and influence.
  • Be aware of signs of stress in both yourself and your colleages – is there a feeling of sadness, sleep deprivation, heart palpitations, irritability? Is this happening over a longer period?
  • Speak up if you or your colleagues’ experiences problems with stress. Go to your departmental leader or your Occupational Health and Safety representative. They will be able to help you and they are obliged to confidentiality if you wish so.

At the HR website you can read lots more about work related stress, find tools to help and prevent stress, and you will also find a stress-test. The page is unfortunately only in Danish at the moment.