Training For Stress Management in The Workplace

Coping with stress in the workplace

HSE says that well-designed organised and managed work is good for us but when insufficient attention to job design, work organisation and management has taken place, it can result in Work-related stress. The greatest cause of work-related stress is normally because a person is unable to cope with the demands being placed on them.

Stress can be a significant cause of illness and is known to be linked with high levels of sickness absence, workplace stress is associated with staff turnover and other issues such as increased errors at work. Stress can hit anyone at any level of the business and recent research shows that work-related stress is widespread and is not confined to particular sectors, jobs or industries.

Stress versus pressure

Many people confuse pressure and stress. Pressure can be a positive and motivating factor in the workplace. In fact, it is often essential in a job to keep people motivated and happy. It helps people to achieve their goals and perform better. Stress, however, occurs when the pressure becomes excessive, when a person can no longer meet or cope with the demands.

What is stress?

Stress is a natural psychological reaction to too much pressure whether that is in the workplace or in private life. A person experiences stress in the workplace when they perceive that the demands of their work are greater than their ability to cope. Stress affects people in different ways, what one person finds stressful can be the normal run of the mill stuff to another.

Managing to reduce stress in the workplace

As an employer or manager, you have a duty to ensure that work does not make your employees ill. Understanding how to spot the signs of stress in your team, and then know what to do to reduce stress, will help you achieve this. 

Stress Management Training Services

We offer bespoke training programmes based around your business, it's culture and your needs. We design and deliver training for both staff and managers.

Employee stress management training

Stress management training for employees would include the following subjects:

  • How to recognize stress and its impact
  • An understanding of the physiological effect of stress
  • Positive communication skills
  • Time management
  • Effective communication
  • Assertiveness training

Stress Management Training for managers

Because managers need to be certain about how to apply your stress policy at work we offer a different training course. Without adequate training, your managers may not implement your policy properly. Managers also benefit from learning how to spot the early signs of stress and risk assess for the issue amongst their teams. These sessions can include the following subjects:

  • A broad understanding of Stress and Mental Health issues in the workplace
  • The key factors that contribute to a mentally healthy workplace
  • How to recognise stress and mental health challenges in team members and colleagues
  • How to increase awareness of stress and mental health issues in the workplace
  • Improve skills and confidence in dealing with stress/mental health and well being in the workplace
  • The responsibilities of managers in relation to health and well-being
  • To clarify the causes and effects of stress in the workplace
  • To identify the Six Key Stressors and how they can be used to identify and improve the effects of stress in the workplace
  • Duty of care responsibilities for line managers

Course Benefits

These training seminars will help attendees to understand stress and its effects. It will focus on the best methods of stress management. By the end of the training seminar, participants will have the tools and techniques to manage stress.

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