Stress Awareness Employer Toolkit
According to the American Institute of Stress, about 90% of all visits to primary care physicians are for stress related disorders, ranging from stomach trouble to heart disease. Job related stress costs American businesses about $150 billion a year.
The Stress Awareness employer toolkit provides you with valuable information that can be distributed to employees through email, intranet postings, and the company newsletter.
Select a program coordinator
As a Program Coordinator, you are taking on a gratifying role of supporting and promoting wellness initiatives at the worksite. The Program Coordinator should be someone who can devote the time required to implement and promote this program to ensure a successful outcome.
The Program Coordinator is the person who will set up and advertise the Stress Awareness program throughout the workplace and distribute the provided information to help educate employees about managing stress.
Promote the program
Promotional information is included to help you spread the word about this exciting new stress awareness initiative that will be available at your organization.
- Ideas for implementing the program
- Program announcement – Download, manually fill in the information, and post throughout the worksite
Tools You Will Need During the Program
Educational handouts and materials
Use these materials to assist in educating employees about how to manage stress.
- Ideas for utilizing materials
- Women and stress
- Effects of stress on the body
- "Deep breathing" payroll stuffer — April: Stress Awareness Month
- "Deep breathing" payroll stuffer — May: Mental Health Month
- Stress fact sheet
- Stress hardiness quiz
- Quiz results
Online resource list
Use this resource list as an additional reference for your employees.
For more information, please contact your Independence Blue Cross Account Representative.