One of the most complete systems for proactively assessing and addressing stress at work, the UK’s Health Safety Executive offers tools and guidelines based on its “management standards” – six main areas of work design that effect stress levels:

  • demands
  • control
  • support
  • relationships
  • role
  • change

“This guidance talks generally about work-related stress but where such stress is prolonged it can lead to both physical and psychological damage, including anxiety and depression,” states the HSE. It’s website includes workbooks, assessments, case studies, tools, sample policies, templates, and checklists.

Even if the HSE model doesn’t suit your purposes, its content comprises and excellent orientation to psychosocial risk factors in the workplace environment and the management practices that influence them.