A recent survey of almost 400 Australian workers asked: what are the most effective avenues through which one can combat harmful workplace stress?

84% said exercising more

78% said taking breaks during the day

63% said speaking to a manager or colleague

60% said taking days off work

50% said decreasing work hours

50% speaking to a GP

32% said looking for a new job

27% said speaking to human resources

With only 27% of employees indicating that speaking to HR would aid in combating stress HR departments may wish to consider how they can further create a culture that encourages more supportive conversation.