The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Managing Stress


There are a number of support mechanisms in place for identifying and managing stress.

Stress Survey

For guidance on introducing and using the stress audit tools please seek assistance from your CSU HR Manager

  1. Stress Questionnaire
  2. Stress Questionnaire collation sheet
  3. Team Stress Risk Assessment Summary
  4. Stress Risk Assessment Cover Sheet

Here are some useful leaflets from the International Stress Management Association (ISMA)

Start Living, Stop Stressing

How to Identify Stress


7 Positives for a Better Life


Apps for reducing stress


The Calm Website - Is an easy to use meditation app for all levels, whether your just starting out or you have been meditating for a while now and just want something new to guide you through. Calm has many benefits for its users including; Reduced stress, reduced anxiety, better overall mood and better sleep.

NHS staff have been given free access to a number of wellbeing apps from now until the end of March 2021 to support their mental health and wellbeing. NHS England and NHS Improvement have worked with the following app providers to waive costs for the NHS workforce who are dealing with the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Headspace is a science-backed app in mindfulness and meditation, providing unique tools and resources to help reduce stress, build resilience, and aid better sleep.  Free access to all NHS staff with an NHS email address is available until 31 March 2021 and is active now. How NHS staff can get access:

  • If you do not see your NHS email domain or have another support query, please visit the FAQs and support for more information
  • Visit the Headspace Website for NHS staff to access, with the option to select clinical or non-clinical staff to start enrolling.
  • You will need to use your NHS email address to sign up.

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