The Stress Barometer for your company!

The Stress Barometer is an instrument for organizations provided by Health Promotion Switzerland and the Swiss Insurance Association (SVV). S-Tool is a web-based questionnaire which will give you a detailed insight regarding the occurrence of stress in your organization. You will be able to learn more about subjectively experienced stressors and resources as well as the current state of your employees’ well-being.

S-Tool delivers automatically generated results at team, departmental and corporate level. Graphs will show you at a glance:

  • how you compare with other organizations in Switzerland,
  • where the hot-spots (units with enhanced stress levels) are located within your organization,
  • what resources your employees draw from to alleviate stress.

Upon completion of the questionnaire, your employees will immediately receive their personal results, along with tips on how to cope with stress. Repeated application of the S-Tool survey will provide you with longitudinal data making it possible to monitor your organization’s development.

S-Tool – The Benefit for Organizations and Employees

Unlimited number of participants: S-Tool is suited for all organizations with a workforce of more than 10 people. You will receive detailed responses concerning stressors, resources, and well-being depending on your choice of modules.

Results at multiple levels: Both management and employees have direct access to the results. After the survey has been completed, all participants are provided with a detailed evaluation of their individual results. In the case of the occurrence of critical values, S-Tool automatically generates tips and suggestions on how to best deal with stress. You can define the focus of the survey: In addition to the obligatory base module several in-depth modules can be selected. The choice of modules will determine the duration of the survey.

Working with a scientifically validated instrument: All questions have been developed by researchers and are made available through our cooperation with the University of Bern. S-Tool gives you the opportunity to work with a scientifically valid and up-to-date instrument. All responses are compared to constantly updated benchmark values which reflect the status quo in Switzerland.

Further Information

Would you like detailed information regarding the requirements for organizations to use S-Tool? This can be found under information and company


Would you like a step-by-step preparation in order to successfully utilise the survey in your organization? We offer professional support in the form of a one-day training program: list of consultants training (German or French only)


Health Promotion Switzerland offers additional technical support for organizations working with S-Tool. You will soon be able to find additional information under conditions.

Additional Questions

Do you have questions regarding S-Tool? We are happy to help and look forward to your contact.