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Books, articles and guides on well-being, stress management and physical and mental health in the workplace


The Library provides full text access to a selection of key business and reference eBooks from leading publishers. eBooks are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users. If you are unable to access an eBook, please see our Help and support advice or contact library@icaew.com.

Deal with stress: how to improve the way you work

A guide to understanding and managing workplace stress.

Balance your life and work

Offers practical advice on how to get the best from your job and still have a life.

Survive office politics: how to steer a course through minefields at work

Handling interpersonal relationships at work.

How people tick: a guide to difficult people and how to manage them

A guide for general readers on dealing with difficult behaviour.

Terms of use: You are permitted to access, download, copy, or print out content from eBooks for your own research or study only, subject to the terms of use set by our suppliers and any restrictions imposed by individual publishers. Please see individual supplier pages for full terms of use.

Acas guidance

Advice, guidance and practical resources on a wide variety of recruitment topics for both employers and employees, produced by the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service, Acas. Acas is the employment relations service for England, Scotland and Wales offering practical, independent and impartial advice to employers, employees and their representatives.


Using occupational health at work

Acas guidance on the use of occupational health - what is it, when it is used and what happens in an occupational health assessment.

Online articles

The Library provides access to leading business, finance and management journals. These journals are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users subject to suppliers' terms of use.

Creating a mentally healthy workplace

Article outlines some basic steps to making the work environment more conducive to good mental health.

How leaders can reduce stress for employees instead of adding to it

The article offers tips on how organizational leaders can help reduce the stress of employees. Also cited are the common stressors of employees like unclear roles and responsibilities, lack of sufficient authority or autonomy, increasing workloads, and disorganized or unpredictable leaders, and the need to minimize stress in healthcare to avoid possible employee burnout.

Mental health in the workplace: the coming revolution

Article looks at how today's workforce expects employers to take mental health issues seriously and young people are more open to talking about mental health issues.

A mindful approach

Article discusses how destigmatising mental health issues in the workplace can help employees become more productive.

10 ways to support Black colleagues and improve well-being

Article gives tips on creating an inclusive culture that prioritises diversity, equality, and employee well-being.

Help employees cope with the new stress of working from home

Article outlines some basic tips for line managers to lessen the stress that the new army of remote workers may be feeling.

COVID on the mind: mental health awareness in the workplace

The article offers information on importance of mental health awareness in the workplace amid COVID-19 pandemic.

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CABA help and guides

Chartered Accountants Benevolent Association

CABA help and guides on wellbeing, mental health stress and resilience

How to deal with stress

National Health Service March 2017

Guidance and advice from the NHS. Includes information on recognising your stress triggers and 10 stress busting tactics.

How to manage stress

Mind (National Association for Mental Health)

Help from the mental health charity Mind which explains what stress is, what might cause it and how it can affect you. Includes information about ways you can help yourself and how to get support.

Mental health at work


Website published by the mental health charity Mind correlating resources and advice for employees, line managers and organisations from many sources.

Mental wellbeing at work

National Institute for Clinical Excellence 2009, reviewed 2018

NICE guidelines covering how to create the right conditions to support mental wellbeing at work. Aiming to promote a culture of participation, equality and fairness in the workplace based on open communication and flexible working.

Stress busting tips for students

Chartered Accountants Benevolent Association

A certain level of stress may well help you perform better during your exams. The key is to control your stress levels so that they're not too high - this CABA post provides some ideas to help.

Stress management

Atom Content Marketing

Start Up Donut guidance on workplace stress management

Work related stress

Health and Safety Executive

Guidance from the HSE on workkplace stress management and mental health more generally. Includes the Tackling stress workbook, case studies, and a stress risk assessment template and stress risk assessment case studies.

Articles and books in the Library collection

Selected articles

Click on the links below to see our catalogue record and holdings for each article.

Time pressure: facing up to mental health
International Accounting Bulletin, No.589. September 2018. pp.10-13
In an 'always on' culture, it is becoming increasingly difficult to manage a healthy work-life balance

Fighting the black dog
Practical Audit and Accounting, March 2014, p.61-63
There is a growing incidence of mental ill health, including stress, depression and anxiety, across the whole accountancy profession. The article discusses responses to the problem, including Deloitte's appointment of a 'mental health and personal resilience adviser'. 

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