Stress Awareness and Management Training Courses

Stress Awareness and Management Training Courses

Our Stress Awareness and Management Training Courses aim to show how the root causes of stress can be dealt with successfully.

How you can better cope with stressful situations, how employers can adapt the workplace to improve employee welfare.

Why have Stress Awareness and Management Training Courses?

Today stress affects a large proportion of the population, stress can be a serious risks to health.

Over 11 million days are lost at work annually because of stress at work.

According to the HSE (Health and Safety Executive), in 2015/16 over 480,000 people in the UK reported that stress related to the workplace was making them ill.

That is £480 million in lost revenue in the UK per anum.

Stress amounts to nearly 40% of all work-related illness.

Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, all employers must ensure the health and safety of their employees, including minimising the risk of stress-related illness.

What is Stress?

The definition of stress is an “adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demand placed on them”.

To reduce these excessive pressures and to help minimise stress levels, training, planning and support should be provided.

Stress can effect different people differently, factors such as skills, experience, age or disability can determine if an individual can cope.

Moderate amounts of pressure can be beneficial to an individual, it can create a sense of ambition and increase motivation.

However to much pressure can result in a person becoming overloaded, this can create performance and productivity issues.

Stress is not defined as an illness, but can lead to psychological conditions such as anxiety and depression.

What causes stress?

Stress can be caused by a variety of reason, these could include:

  • Personal relationships
  • Financial problems
  • Emotional Problems (grief, depression, anxiety, low self esteem)
  • Job insecurity
  • Illness or injury

Stress in the workplace can be effected by six main areas:

  • Job Demands – Staff can become overloaded if they cannot cope with the amount of work or type of work they are asked to do.
  • Control – Staff can feel disaffected and perform poorly if they have no say over how and when they do their work.
  • Support – levels of sickness absence often rise if staff feel they cannot talk to managers or colleagues about issues that are troubling them.
  • Relationships – That are not based on good behavior and trust can lead to problems related to discipline, grievances and bullying.
  • How a role fits within the organisation – Staff will feel anxious about their work and the organisation if they don’t know what is expected of them and lack an understanding of how their work fits into the objectives of the organisation.
  • Change – Staff that are not engaged when a business is undergoing change can lead to huge uncertainty and insecurity.

The benefits of having a low stress work environment

Strong company culture

When employees have an important role within a company’s culture, the employees will be much happier and more positive.

This will maintain a healthy culture within the workplace that is conductive to increasing creativity, innovation and productivity.

A strong company culture will:

  • Increase staff motivation, moral and focus
  • Will improve working relationships by building trust and respect
  • Improve your staff’s performance and productivity thus decreasing costs
  • Less sick days
  • Stress is one of the major causes of absenteeism in the workplace
  • Having good stress management practices will reduce the amount of stress related sick days taken by your employees.

Staff retention and new acquisitions

Employees who are less stressed at work will be happy, thus reducing staff turnover and resulting in less recruitment.

Your businesses reputation will increase leading to easier new acquisitions.

Our training covers these core subjects

The course is taught by an experienced trainer that will outline how Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming and mindfulness can be used to control the level of stress and how to self-manage when stressful situations happen.

Through highly interactive learning, participants will be given stress management tools to improve the way they deal with the stress in their professional and personal life.

Course Content

  • Stress – Fact & Fiction
  • Recognising stress – signs & symptoms in organisations & individuals
  • Positive goal setting
  • Achieving Work & Life balance
  • Self management
  • Tips & Techniques for managing stress
  • Support mechanisms inside & outside the workplace
  • Reward systems

What is included?

All participants will receive a pack of material as an aide memoir to take away.

They will also receive a ESL Services certificate for undertaking the course.

And all the participants will be expected to contribute feedback as part of the programme evaluation to ensure the training remains both dynamic and current.

To Book your Training Course or further information, please get in touch

Telephone: 01506 412791

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