Work Related Issues

Work related stress is a major issue that can have significant impacts on an individual's mental and physical health. It arises when the demands of a job exceed an employee's ability to cope, leading to feelings of anxiety, burnout, and an inability to perform effectively.


Symptoms & Causes

The symptoms of work related stress can include fatigue, irritability, difficulty concentrating, muscular tension, and sleep disturbances. Employees may also experience feelings of dread about going to work and a general sense of dissatisfaction with their job.

The causes of work related stress are varied and can include heavy workloads, tight deadlines, lack of job control, poor work-life balance, and unsupportive management. Certain industries, such as healthcare and emergency services, can be particularly high-stress environments.


Addressing work related stress requires a multi-faceted approach. This can include stress management techniques such as relaxation exercises, time management training, and counselling. Employers also have a responsibility to create a healthy and supportive work environment.


The impact of work related stress can be far-reaching, affecting both the individual and the organisation. Employees may experience physical and mental health issues, while employers may face reduced productivity, increased absenteeism, and higher staff turnover.

We can help

At Ponsonby Psychology, we understand the challenges of work related stress. Our team of experienced psychologists can provide tailored support and interventions to help you or your employees manage stress more effectively. We can work with you to identify the root causes of stress, develop coping strategies, and create a healthier work environment.

"The weight of work-related stress can feel overwhelming, but with the right support, it is possible to regain a sense of control and wellbeing."

- Susan Harding - Ponsonby Psychology

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Contact us today to learn how we can help you or your organisation address work related stress.