Aarhus University wants to be a good and healthy workplace for all employees. AU considers stress a shared challenge and a joint responsibility. Even though stress affects the individual, our surroundings play an important role. There are factors both in an employee’s private life and in his/her working life that can either increase or help protect against stress.

Employees are encouraged to involve their immediate supervisor or, alternatively, to contact their union representative or occupational health and safety representative. All employees at AU can also contact psychological counselling.

What is stress?


Stress is a physical and psychological reaction to overload. Stress is not always unhealthy. Basically, you can talk about stress as being in the well-being, risk or danger zone. In the leaflet below, you can read more about roles, tasks and responsibilities when working with well-being and stress.

Leaflet on preventing and dealing with stress at AU.

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