Fire union bosses are blaming a shock number of sickness absences in the north of Scotland on stress relating to cuts in staff since the controversial merger into one force.
Nicola Sturgeon yesterday signalled that Education Secretary John Swinney would contact Aberdeen City Council to examine rocketing teacher absences in the city.
Tight deadlines, too much responsibility, a heavy workload coupled with lack of support.
The number of sick days needed by Aberdeen’s teachers because of stress has skyrocketed, sparking renewed calls for them to be given more support in the classroom.
North-east academics are researching ways to improve the mental health of farmers amid rising concerns about the number of workers in the agricultural sector taking their own lives.
Teachers in Aberdeen have taken more than 700 days off due to stress in the space of a year.
Taking at least three weeks of holiday each year could help you live longer, a study has found.
Taking a break from our everyday routine can have huge mental health benefits and it doesn’t need a big holiday to make the difference.
With today’s adult lives packed to the maximum, it’s easy to think back to our childhood wishing for easier times to return. But is being a child or a teenager really so easy these days?
Stressed Aberdeen City Council staff called in sick with a psychological illness 80 times in a single month
Stressed city council staff called in sick with psychological illness almost 80 times in just one month this year, leading unions to blame their struggles on local authority cutbacks.
Professor Ewan Gillon, chartered psychologist and clinical director of First Psychology Aberdeen discusses stress in men for Stress Awareness Month.
Farmers and crofters who are stressed or finding it difficult to cope have been reminded of the help available to them.
A music and buffet event, planned for Inverness this week, is aiming to give a helping hand to heroes struggling in the wake of their experiences on the front line.
Stress has become a part of our working life – at least for some of us.
Union bosses have claimed morale at Moray Council has been shattered as staff wait to find out if their jobs will be axed.
Experts talk about eating well and exercise as vital to weight loss. But there’s a third vital component that is often left off the list.
We are all fighting our own battles so we should always be kind. We never know what is going on in a persons head. We never know what they have been through in the past or what they are going through right now.
Returning to work on Monday or Tuesday after the festive break will increase stress levels felt by up to three out of four employees, a survey has found.
Stressed out Kirk ministers and their families are being encouraged to attend a wellbeing conference to help them better cope with the rigours of parish leadership.
Stress, in many ways, is our friend. It’s part of our programming, that automatic fight or flight response that helps us dash for cover when we spot danger, or knuckle down to get jobs done. It’s all thanks to that surge of hormones – including adrenaline and cortisol – our bodies produce when the brain registers it’s time for action.
Stress makes young birds fly the nest sooner - and encourages them to be more sociable in later life, new research has shown.
The path to counteracting stress comes from within – so says mantra master, Muz Murray.
The pressures of everyday life (not just work) can creep up on people, and good stress – the motivation to bring the best of ourselves to work – can easily become distress.