Stress and mental well-being in the workplace

Mental well-being in the workplace is an important part of overall health. These resources can help you create a psychologically healthy workplace, learn how to reduce organizational stressors, and effectively address serious issues such as suicide prevention.

Mental health: let's talk about it
This short video shows how simple it is to start the conversation, making it easier for employees to seek help when they need it.  
Duration 1 minute │ Watch now


Total Worker Health®: Relaxation break

Take a relaxation break: Feel like you need a break? This short, peaceful video gives you the serenity you need in only about a minute. Just sit back, click, and relax.
Duration 7 minutes | Watch now


Psychologically healthy workplaces

Creating a psychologically healthy workplace (American Psychological Association Center for Organizational Excellence)
This website provides employer guidance for fostering employee health and well-being. Creating a healthy workplace for mental well-being [PDF]

Creating a healthy workplace for mental well-being [PDF]
Employers can support a psychologically healthy workplace for their employees; this short guide includes suggestions and resources.

Suicide prevention

Suicide prevention: What can you do?
This handout offers tips for preventing suicide in the workplace and includes several resources to guide your efforts.

Workplace Suicide Prevention
This site has the National Guidelines for Workplace Suicide Prevention as well as a pledge an employer can take to protect their workforce. 

Suicide Prevention Resource Center
This organization provides multiple approaches to suicide prevention and links to other crisis resources.

Chronic Stress

Reduce chronic stress [PDF]
This guide provides employers with ideas for reducing chronic stress in the workplace.

Poster │ What does chronic stress do to you? [PDF]
This poster provides information on the negative impact of chronic stress. (8.5 x 11) (11 x 17)

Poster | Stress busters [PDF]
This colorful poster has dozens of quick ideas for taking a stress break, whether you're at home or at the office. (8.5 X 11) (11 X 17)  (Spanish 8.5 x 11 or 11 x 17)

Stress at work (NIOSH)
Learn what causes job stress and what you can do about it.

Managing stress (National Institutes of Health)
This interactive tutorial explains the difference between positive and negative stress, and provides tips for managing and preventing stress.

Self-assessment stress surveys (American Institute of Stress)
Rate your stress levels at work and in daily life.

Workplace stress (Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety)
How do you know if you, or someone else, is having difficulty coping with stress?

Employee engagement (bNet)
This four-minute video provides a model for talking about employee engagement that can help reduce workplace stress.

Video library
Relaxation break

Feel like you need a break? These short, peaceful videos give you the serenity you need in only about a minute. Just sit back, click, and relax.

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The beach (0:52)
The duck pond (0:58) 
Kayaking (0:57)
Just breathe (0:49)
Jellyfish (1:01)
Hiking (0:58)
The aquarium (1:00)

DVD (no streaming available)

  • Working with stress | OCCUPAT-25
    17 minutes | Describes workplace factors that can create or exacerbate worker stres … Read more


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