At WorkGuru we believe that we can all change the way we think about and respond to stress. That's why we have created this evidence-based, interactive online tool. Enabling everyone to learn about the things that they can be doing to increase their mental resilience and manage their stress more effectively.
We know that stress impacts on us as individuals, and impacts on our families, friends, work colleagues and employers. That's why we offer expert support and advice to help our members to practice and develop their new skills.
In 2016, 84 participants from six organisations took part in a randomised controlled trial of WorkGuru. An RCT is regarded as the gold standard in clinical trials. Secondary measures used in this study show that using WorkGuru results in lower levels of depression, anxiety and stress. This study was published in a peer review academic journal and is available from here.
In 2015, 45 people from 2 organisations completed our web-based stress management programme and on-line learning group. Here are the results:
At WorkGuru we practice what we preach - we are an organisation that is grounded in our values.
We greet each day and each person with an open heart and open mind and strive to:
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“Loved it! Incredibly useful and I actively told people about it and how useful it’s been (even outside my own organisation)”.
“Great exercise in self reflection and positive changes that can be made for both personal and professional development”.
“WorkGuru allowed me to look at how I am as a person and see how that can influence my job. It also gave me tips on how to stay happy”.
“It is a great way to increase your understanding about managing stress and resilience, but to get the most out of it you do need to put in some effort”.
“I really enjoyed completing some of the modules; particularly the ones that encouraged me to develop my understanding of my personality and my resilience to work based stress. The mindfulness module has convinced me to seek out mindfulness training, I also really liked the Monday Morning Message! A lovely email to receive on a grey Monday morning!”
“I was told about WorkGuru by the OH team at work - I was taking an SSRI and seeing a psychologist after having reached a breaking point with postnatal depression and OCD-like symptoms after returning from maternity leave some months earlier. The psychologist and I were working on specific issues to do with my sense of what I 'needed' to do, and my anxiety levels around that, but the WorkGuru resources were really useful for helping me with my 'homework' for the psychologist. It was also very good to read others' posts and to engage with what they had written: certainly when I began my treatment I felt very alone, worrying that everyone else seemed to be coping effortlessly with everything. The discussion group and resources helped me to realise that this was not the case!”
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People’s Experience of Accessing WorkGuru: Our latest Research
A recent study by Stephany Carolan our founder and a doctoral researcher at the University of Sussex was looking at the experience of people that use WorkGuru, our online stress management program. The study was co-authored by Dr Richard de Visser and was published in a peer review journal.
Evidence That WorkGuru Reduces Levels of Depression, Anxiety and Stress: Results from a Randomised Controlled Trial
Most of you who read this blog will know that WorkGuru is an eight-week stress management program that is delivered via the Internet. It uses elements of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), positive psychology and mindfulness to help reduce feelings of depression, anxiety and stress. People access the self-help program alongside support from an e-coach. It … Continue reading Evidence That WorkGuru Reduces Levels of Depression, Anxiety and Stress: Results from a Randomised Controlled Trial