Stress is something than can affect all of us – it’s something that can contribute to a great many illnesses, and more working days are lost due to stress than for any other single reason.

Stress Awareness in the Workplace shows you how to take positive steps to prevent stress; it looks at how to stay in control when the pressure is mounting and highlights the tell-tale signs to help you recognise problems before they becomes serious. It also provides strategies to put in place to prevent pressure getting out of control – suggesting ways to change daily routines and learned behaviours to allow a better and more productive working life.

Statistics show there are around 400,000 cases of work-related stress in Great Britain each year, with nearly 11 million working days lost – that’s over a month for each case.

Stress Awareness: Course Contents

1. Are you Stressed?

Employers play an essential role in ensuring the health and safety at work of all their employees, which includes helping to prevent stress. But employees also have a responsibility to keep themselves safe and well. This section is about keeping an open mind to stress and the importance of recognising the signs in ourselves and managing it. Our quick questionnaire will help you assess your stress levels!

2. Fight or Flight?

This section looks at stress as the natural response to a threat, explaining why it has been essential to our survival. It explains why we become stressed, why some pressure can be useful in the short term and why it can become a problem in the longer term. Understanding the reasons for getting stressed can help to control and manage rising pressure.

3. State of Stress

Here we look at the physical effects of stress on each part of the body. We look at the different levels of pressure and what may happen if you reach bursting point!

4. Stress Factors

In this section we look at the signs, symptoms and causes of stress. The emphasis is on prevention and we look for clues that there may be a problem in physical or emotional changes or changes in behaviour. We highlight the six major areas which can cause work-related stress – Demands, Change, Relationships, Support, Role and Control and suggest practical solutions to the stressful problems that are raised in each of these areas.

5. Stress Strategies

Section 5 suggests a wealth of strategies aimed at dealing with rising pressures before they turn to stress. Some strategies are long-term, changes that will help you to build up an ability to cope with pressure; others are short-term – things you can try straightaway.

This section is interactive – you can create your own personalised list from the suggestions given. You can choose as many or as few suggestions as you wish and order them to suit you. There is no right or wrong order.

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Duration: 30 Minutes

Get in touch on 01206 363710 or info@helmsmanservices.co.uk to request a free trial.

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