Stress can be caused by – and affect – all aspects of our lives. No one is immune and, for some, stress can be a motivating factor. But, if we allow stress to become a negative influence, it can have a severe impact. HSE statistics show that nearly 10 million working days were lost in the UK because of work-related stress, at a cost of nearly £5.5 billion to the UK economy.
To ensure the wellbeing of your employees, it is essential to understand and recognise common causes of stress. Work-related stress can develop when an employee is unable to cope with the pressures being placed on them at work. This might be down to an excessive workload, lack of flexibility, a lack of support or feeling uncomfortable in the workplace.
The EssentialSkillz Stress Awareness online training has been developed as a way to help your employees better manage their levels of stress. It provides clear definitions of key terms, like pressure and stress, and explores the differences between mild, acute and chronic stress.
The Stress Awareness course highlight the most common causes of stress, emphasising that what one person finds stressful, another may not. It looks at different reactions individuals can have when faced with a stressful situation, exploring the combination of physical, emotional, cognitive and behavioural responses that can be involved. The course also looks at how this combination can lead to specific health problems and challenges.
The online course also demonstrates practical tips and techniques to help manage stress, from reducing the buildup of stress on a day to day basis to finding new ways to relax. The course provides information about where to find advice and support.
As with all our courses, this EssentialSkillz Stress Awareness training module can be customised to meet your needs, enabling your workforce to understand the specific policies and procedures you have developed for your organisation and any support you can make available. A designated course administrator can edit the text and images within the course, and link to organisation-specific documentation, all at no extra cost.
Main Sections in this Course:
- Effects of stress
- Managing stress