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Managing stress

Many nursing staff are brilliant at coping and don’t find it easy to speak up when they experience stress. 

But there are limits to the pressures that we can all endure, and employers have a legal duty to assess and address the causes of work-related ill health, including stress.

On these pages, you'll find resources to help manage your stress and access support. And you'll find information for managers and RCN reps who work at an organisational level to create safe and healthy workplaces.

We want to grow and develop this resource and would welcome your feedback. Email your suggestions to

Stress: Getting back to the person you want to be

Stress LibGuide

Our LibGuide covers various elements of work-related stress. From self care to the role of managers, employers and RCN reps, get the guidance you need. Some resources are only available to RCN members and programme participants.

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