Working StressTM App helps clinical staff understand the unique nature of stress in clinical practice and offers strategies for individuals to develop a self-management approach that works best for them.

It is the vital first step on a journey to improved wellbeing for the individual and their organisation. Working StressTM is user-friendly and cost-effective eLearning. It works on any device and takes just 15-30 minutes to complete. You only need to use it once. It helps develop lifelong skills that offer protection from stress and burnout

A 2017 randomised controlled trial with 227 NHS doctors demonstrates that the interventions contained within Working StressTM are effective. When measured after 2 weeks it had reduced:

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

Working StressTM is not mindfulness or meditation

It is educational, developed by psychologists based on recognised academic research. It helps staff understand stress and cope with it more effectively.

What is it?

Working StressTM is an HTML5 web application that works on any device through a web browser. It contains 3 interactive learning modules:

  1. Stress & Burnout
  2. Managing Distress
  3. Dealing with Patients’ Death

Working StressTM offers information about stress, burnout and grief exploring their psychological and physical effects. It then presents a range of evidence-based coping strategies that users can apply immediately and develop over time. Quizzes consolidate learning and users can capture their reflections within the app.

Individuals and organisations

The benefits for individuals are clear but Working StressTM App also delivers significant benefits to employers. If offered to all staff it can improve patient safety, sickness absence, staff turnover and organisational culture.

In the 2017 Randomised Controlled Trial with 227 NHS doctors Working StressTM not only reduced levels of anxiety, insomnia and burnout it also improved users’ perceptions of their employer and their working conditions.

For an individual:

If you are an individual and wish to use Working Stress App you can buy a single user licence. Purchase via our shop for £2.99 (exc. VAT)

For an employer:

We are offering health and social care providers access to Working StressTM for a one-off fee of £5,000 (exc VAT) that includes a customised website landing page, promotional support to help you communicate with staff and access to the app for all staff members. We will also deliver 3 copies of the Working Stress™ Game to facilitate group learning for staff.

This one-off investment offers your staff the opportunity to develop their ability to cope with stress more effectively delivering psychological, physical, and organisational benefits (Lazarus & Folkman, 1987).

Offering Working StressTM to your staff is simple

  1. Purchase the access package
  2. We customise Working StressTM
  3. We support your promotion of the app to staff
  4. You invite staff to use Working Stress™
  5. They complete Working StressTM when they choose
  6. Staff give anonymous feedback that we share with you
  7. We give you regular reports about use of the app