Stress – Managing Stress in the Workplace

Introduction

Employers should provide a stress-free work environment, recognise where stress is becoming a problem for staff, and take action to reduce stress.  Stress in the workplace reduces productivity, increases management pressures, and makes people ill in many ways, evidence of which is still increasing.

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Description

Course Objectives 

By the end of the course, delegates will have:

  • Recognise the symptoms associated with stress
  • Understand the causes of work-related stress
  • Identify personality types and how stress may affect them
  • Understand the requirements of Section 2 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Ensure that their staff are aware of the resources available and how to source them
  • Support individuals who return to work after a stress related illness within their personal levels of competency and know when to refer

Course Content

What is stress?
A definition of stress

The symptoms of stress
The three stages of stress

Causes of work-related stress
Potential causes of pressure in the workplace

Vulnerability to stress
Work attitude and behaviour
Personality Types A and B

The Health and Safety at Work Act
Understanding Section 2 (1) of the HSWA
Putting the act into practice

Coping with stress
The A-B-C’s of stress
Stress management strategies and targets
Stability zones and rituals
Lifestyle techniques to combat stress

Returning to Work
Supporting individuals after a stress related illness
Knowing your own levels of competency

Workshop review and personal management actions

Course Duration: 3 Hour Workshop

Delivery:  This course can be delivered at a venue to suit you, please contact us for pricing on 01284 763040