Take control of stress

Working StressTM is a unique evidence-based app that teaches clinicians how to cope with stress more effectively. It is the only "serious" intervention developed specifically for clinical staff that has a Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT) with the NHS to prove that it works.

Working StressTM is not another mindfulness or meditation app. It targets our cognitive appraisal of stressors and improves our ability to cope with them.

It works by providing specific information about stress, grief and burnout and explores the psychological and physical impact they can have. It then presents a range of evidence-based coping strategies that clinicians can apply immediately.

In a trial Working StressTM reduced:

severe anxiety reduced by 33%
high burnout reduced by 9.5%
severe insomnia reduced by 60%
hazardous drinking reduced by 50%

A 15 minute session can also improve:

  • Coping mechanisms - emotional support & humour
  • Self-reflective practice
  • Perception of employer & working conditions

¹ Severe anxiety

Before the intervention, 55.5% of doctors suffered from anxiety (of which 25% suffered severe anxiety). The interventions reduced doctors' anxiety levels, including those doctors suffering from severe anxiety by 33.2%.

² High burnout

Before the intervention, 78.5% of doctors suffered from moderate or high burnout (of which 67.41% suffered from high burnout). The interventions reduced their levels of burnout, including those suffering from high burnout by 9.5%.


³ Severe Insomnia

Before the intervention, 49.3% of doctors had clinical signs of insomnia (of which 25% had clinical insomnia that is moderately severe or severe). The interventions reduced insomnia by 60%

⁴ Hazardous drinking

92.5% of doctors in the trial consume alcohol. Of those who drink, 5.7% drink hazardously in one sitting daily or weekly, the interventions reduced these levels of hazardous drinking by 50%.


The simple and effective way to improve staff wellbeing

Convenient

A single 15-minute interaction on any device is effective. Takes minutes not months to deliver benefits.

Evidence Based

The only intervention designed specifically for clinical staff supported by an RCT to prove that it works.

Effective

Randomised Controlled Trial with 227 NHS doctors proved that Working StressTM helps clinical staff manage stress and avoid burnout.

IMPLEMENTING Working StressTM IN YOUR ORGANISATION

When offered to all clinical staff in a trust, Working StressTM can reduce the incidence of workplace stress across the whole organisation. It is an effective way to reduce workplace stress and its consequences. Offering Working StressTM to all clinical staff in your organisation is simple:


Purchase required
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Invite staff to use Working StressTM

User creates anonymous account

User completes when
convenient

Why Working StressTM is needed

The 2016 NHS Staff Survey found that 37% of staff reported feeling unwell due to work-related stress, the cost of sickness absence alone has been estimated at £2.4 billion a year. Occupational health issues:

  • Negatively affect patient care, satisfaction and safety outcomes
  • Lead to lower job satisfaction, poorer performance and work-life imbalance
  • Lead to intention to leave an organisation and earlier retirement

Psychologists and academics Dr Caroline Kamau and Asta Medisauskaite, creators of Working StressTM, assessed occupational distress among oncologists in their study Prevalence of oncologists in distress: Systematic review and meta‐analysis. (Psycho-Oncology, 2017) Their analysis showed:
   


Stressed at work

Experience depression

Sleep problems

High levels of burnout

Psychiatric morbidity


Clinical practice is stressful, and the negative effects can be harmful and expensive. Working StressTM helps clinicians to view stressors more constructively and cope with them more effectively. It develops valuable personal skills that have a positive effect on patient safety, sickness absence, turnover, career satisfaction, organisational culture and user perceptions of their employer and working conditions.