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At times, work can be stressful and impact the way you feel emotionally and physically.

This page has factsheets, tips and information, activities and services available in West Lothian to help you understand what causes stress in a workplace, how to recognise it and find ways to manage it so you can thrive in all areas of your life.

Let us know what resource works well for you. If you have any other suggestions for our self-help pages, please email westspace@health-in-mind.org.uk.


The following factsheets will help you understand work stress and how to manage it.

Stress in the workplace factsheet from Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (for Managers and employers)

Factsheet on work and mental health from Mind

Tips and information

Here you will find tips and information to help you manage stress at work.

Tips on how to be mentally healthy at work from Mind    

Guide to beating stress at work from NHS Inform  

Tips on managing stress at work from Help Guide

Tips on how to deal with stress at work from Very Well Mind

Tips on how to manage and reduce stress from the Mental Health Foundation

How to keep work stress from taking over your life from Healthline   

A guide to staying mentally well at work from SAMH

Advice for employers about work-related stress from Arinite

Covid-19 related resources

Mental health and wellbeing tips for managing stress during Covid-19 from the staff at Mind

Some tips from Health in Mind to help you switch off when working from home

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations guides for staff and employers on remote working

Tips for the Mental Health Foundation on looking after your mental health while working during coronavirus

A blog from Out of the Box on making space for self-care and wellbeing at work

Wellness Action Plan

A Wellness Action Plan (WAP), created by Mind, is a great way to put down on paper the different ways you keep well at work. It allows you and your manager, or employee, to support each other to create a workplace that encourages positive mental health and wellbeing.


If you are looking for local support, please go to our service directory to find out what services and projects are available to you.

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