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HOW STRESS IS KILLING US

Stress has been dictated by international experts as one of the killer diseases globally, which usually leads to mental illnesses, disorders and death. Both chronic stress and stress-related disorders, such as anxiety and depression, increase the risk for heart diseases, can weaken the heart, possibly because of a surge of stress hormones.

OSHAssociation UK members and other safety and health leaders in England have brainstormed further to profer solutions on stress management and best strategies as regards people living with mental illnesses in communities and at workplaces.

Engr. Emmanuel Uwalaka said during his presentation that stress is killing fast in Africa presently due to so many factors including the unsafe situation/condition of the African economy; in situations where young employees are battling with so many responsibilities and no possible solution or help from parents/relations, Government, religious bodies, etc, at this point it results to frustration, mental illnesses and suicide attempts, which is happening now in Africa, this is the African Story, we need urgent help in Africa, he said.

The presentation was able to address key indicators and management strategies for employers of labour to apply when managing their workforces, setting up counselling officers to address employees’ personal and workplace challenges, putting this in place will create more productivity and focus at workplaces, and also save lives.

OSHAssociation is offering FREE in-house training for organisations globally, to ensure stress is managed and employees’ lives are saved.

Email: uk@oshassociation.org for further details.

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