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Title: Ep. 11 Understanding and managing stress

Guest: Neil Shah, Chief Insights Officer at International Wellbeing Insights

Description: In this episode we discuss what stress is, why it’s such a critical issue, how companies can help employees manage stress levels, and why well-being is essential for business success.

Key Takeaways:

  • Encourage more open discussions around stress
  • The well-being of staff is key to business success
  • Well-being strategies are unique to each business and organisation
  • Develop your connections with others
  • How are you really doing?

Full-length Episode

Highlights Episode

Time Codes

1.23 Neil’s background

5.25 The causes of (work) stress and why it’s ‘bad’ for you

9.08 Why we need to start talking about stress

13.29 What can companies do to help staff

17.44 Companies that have implemented good well-being programmes, and why you shouldn’t use them as a guide for you

22.55 STANDARD QUESTION: What do you think is the most important piece of tech in the workspace, and why?

29.38 What you can do to manage your own stress levels and how to help others

37.47 What services are there for companies and individuals

38.48 Final thoughts

42.35 Key takeaways

Episode related links

Check out the Stress Management Society FREE RESOURCES PAGE

For more information on Stress Awareness Month 2022, check out the Stress Management Society’s dedicated webpage

Interested in becoming a Mental Wellbeing Ambassador, or having them in your workplace? Check out this workshop

Check out Neil’s podcast series: Life changing Conversations

Book reference: The Stranger on the bridge By Jonny Benjamin

Neil Shah’s contact details



About The Stress Management Society

The Stress Management Society is a non-profit organisation dedicated to helping individuals and companies recognise and reduce stress. Since its inception in 2003, it has worked to create a happier, healthier, more resilient and sustainable world.

For more information on the Stress Management Society, check out their website:

About Wellbeing Insights

International Wellbeing Insights (the research and consultancy arm of The Stress Management Society) exists to create a happier, healthier and more resilient world through its passionate approach to reducing stress, improving mental health and promoting wellbeing.

For more information on International Wellbeing Insights, visit

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