Employers have a duty to look after the health, safety and welfare of their employees and with workplace stress being a common issue in today's working world, some employers have implemented innovative ways to help keep stress under control. 

Slides, aquariums, massages and dog bowls now feature in some office environments. For those employers that want a slightly more traditional method, a Stress At Work Policy is a good first step. Such a policy should set out how an employee can get support if they are feeling stressed, how stress at work issues may be resolved and how sickness absence should be dealt with.