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Stress Management


For over 30 years work-related stress depression and anxiety has been one of the leading causes of employee ill-health and absence in UK businesses. But the negative effects of harmful stress don’t end there, it can also affect vital areas, such as staff retention, collaborative working, customer satisfaction, quality, and creativity amongst others. This interactive workshop introduces delegates to a risk-based approach to the management of work-related stress. Throughout the session, learners will take part in interactive and engaging quizzes, individual and group exercises enabling them to reflect on how the learning outcomes could be implemented within their organisation.

Who needs this qualification?

This course is particularly beneficial to those with the responsibility of designing and managing an organisation’s work-related stress management program. It is anticipated that senior managers, HR, and Health and safety professionals will benefit from clarifying their existing knowledge and build upon that knowledge with tools to assist in the development of their organisation’s approach to the management of work-related stress.

Why is this training important?

The course highlights the benefits of utilising the HSE stress management standards and provides delegates with the confidence and skills required to implement a stress management program based on those standards.

Course content

  • What is stress?
  • Business, legal, and moral case for the management of work-related stress
  • The physiological and psychological signs and symptoms of stress
  • How stress may affect mental health
  • How stress can influence workplace performance
  • Recognising stress in ourselves and others
  • Risk-based approach to the management of stress
  • Introduction to the HSE stress management standards and the 6 common stress risk factors
  • Implementation of the HSE stress management toolkit
  • Recognising and engaging with key stakeholders
  • Methods of gathering data and communicating with stakeholders
  • Stress risk assessments
  • Stress and wellbeing

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, learners will be able to:

  • State the meaning of the term ‘work-related stress’ and its relationship with wellbeing
  • Understand the business, legal and moral case for effective management of work-related stress
  • State the differences between acute and chronic stress and how stress can influence workplace performance
  • Understanding how stress can affect both individuals and teams
  • Contribute to the planning and implementation of a stress management program based on the HSE’s stress management toolkit including the following areas:
    • Recognition, understanding and appreciation of the HSE’s 6 stress risk factors
    • Methods of gathering and interpreting data
    • Carryout and support others during the stress risk assessment process
    • The development of short, medium, and long-term strategies for the management of work-related stress
Certificated by: Ouch Learning & Development
Duration: 1 Day
Assessment: No formal assessment
Prerequisites: None
Validity of award: 3 years
Learner-to-trainer ratio: Maximum 12 learners per trainer
Delivery formats available: Face-to-face or Live Online

Available dates

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