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Stress management

Books, articles and guides on stress management and preventing stress 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.

Balance your life and work

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

Deal with stress: how to improve the way you work

A guide to understanding and managing workplace stress.

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.

Tackle office nightmares: how to cope with tricky situations and people

Solutions to common office problems.

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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.


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.

Learning as stress buster

The article discusses business learning as a coping mechanism for workplace stress

Dont let stress become DISTRESS

Recognising the symptoms of stress in employees and understanding their impact is critical to effectively dealing with the contributing issues and improving employee well-being. Giving employees leeway to take mental health or sick days when they need to ensures your employees stay healthy and can come to work feeling their best.

Take a break

The author sets out three ways to exercise self-compassion in the face of setbacks. This is a powerful way to combat stress and sustain your productivity.

How to beat workplace stress

The article focuses on research on workplace stress and methods of overcoming or preventing stress. It states that in 2016-2017 in Great Britain nearly 49 percent of all working days lost were a result of anxiety, depression, or work-related stress. It comments on the importance of psychological flexibility in workplace performance and mental health, and how it assists in decision making. It reports on a study on the use of acceptance and commitment therapy to improve psychological flexibility.

Managing emotions at work: a case study in resilience training

The article discusses the importance of training to manage emotions within the workplace. Topics mentioned include the employers' responsibility to protect the employees from stress at work, the integration of stress management training to manage the emotional content of interactions and the use of formal and informal interventions to manage stress such as wellness programmes.

Take mental health seriously

Article offers ten steps for a less stressful workplace

Banishing burnout

Article looks at 'How to manage the burdens of stress and overwork in an era of unreasonable expectations' HR professionals share their tips for helping employees address the stress of being asked to do more with less.

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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 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.

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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