Download: How to deal with stress in the workplace

The issue of mental health has become an increasingly commonplace subject of discussion in recent years, and the security profession is by no means exempt from this. Download this free guide from Barbour to better understand the issues and causes that could be affecting you or members of your workforce.


The HSE defines work-related stress as an adverse reaction, caused by extensive pressures or other demands placed on people during their employment, which can lead to physical or mental ill health.

Examples of causes of stress related to the security industry may include:

  • Night working or shift working
  • Working in adverse environmental conditions such as poor weather, noise or air condition
  • High work rate
  • Insufficient rest periods between work cycles
  • Repetitive work-related activities
  • Conflict or violence in the workplace (number 1 risk factor)
  • Lack of control over work duties
  • Lack of employee engagement or consultation

In addition, the cyber security profession is said to be an increasingly stressful environment, with virtually all cyber teams are understaffed and overworked.

We’ve got a free download from Barbour, outlining the signs to look out for, long-term health effects, work-related stress hazards and your responsibilities as an individual or employer.

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