Stress can be caused by and affect all aspects of our lives and no one is immune. 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.
The EssentialSkillz Stress Awareness eLearning course highlights 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.
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 online course explains four models commonly used in analysing work-related stress.
The course also demonstrates practical tips and techniques to help relieve and manage stress, from reducing the buildup of stress on a day to day basis to finding new ways to relax. Stress relief techniques such as deep breathing, imagery and yoga are described. Stress management tools such as positive thinking, conflict resolution and time management are described. The connection between healthy lifestyle choices and stress management is explored as well. The course provides information about where to find advice and support.
As with all our courses, this EssentialSkillz Stress Awareness eLearning 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.