In managing stress, NUI Galway recognises the importance of providing guidance to all employees and managers within the university.

The Health and Safety Authority Ireland defines Stress as being a negative state, which involves, to varying degrees, anxiety, fear and agitation. It comes about when a demand being placed on a person by a situation, a relationship or a specific task is not easily met , or the person feels he or she cannot meet the demand properly. Work-related stress is stress caused by or made worse by work.

The following guides are  designed to  help staff and managers within the university understand the signs of stress and what to do to reduce stress in order to minimise the risk of suffering stress-related ill health.