‘I feel that it’s a course every employee in every organisation can benefit from’.
Neil Shah, director of The Stress Management Society.
Who is this for?
Everyone at work.
How long is the course?
30 minutes of interactive training.
You will learn how to assess your own levels of stress by using our interactive quiz and how to manage stress so that it doesn’t become debilitating. You will understand why you cannot afford to take the attitude that ‘it won’t happen to me’ when stress is the biggest cause of people taking time off from work – 11 million days were taken off last year due to stress.
You will learn about the part of our brain that monitors when we feel threatened and reacts by releasing chemicals that flood our system with adrenaline – this is called ‘fight or flight’. When we lived in caves this system kept us alive, but nowadays it tells us when we are under more pressure than we can cope with. You will learn why we need some pressure to get things done, and how to spot the signs that we are getting overwhelmed by it so that it stops us functioning well.
You will learn how stress affects every part of you, from your sweat system to your hand movements. You will understand each level of stress and what happens in your body if you get overwhelmed by it.
You will learn to look out for six key factors that could lead to you becoming stressed at work, and some practical ways to tackle those challenges in a way that keeps you well. They are:
You will learn some things you can put into practice today to help prevent the build up of stress and be more productive at work, and also what changes you can make gradually to bolster your own resilience in this stressful world we live in now. We show you how to make your own individual list of things that would help reduce your own stress levels at work.
On completion of all of the above sections of the course you will take a 20-question multiple-choice test. You can then get a printed certificate to show you have completed the Stress Awareness training.