Stress at work is the leading cause of absenteeism and not managing stress has a colossal economic and human cost - on average £1035 per person in the UK*. Managing stress at work is a government (HSE) legal requirement and stress management training will make a real difference to your organisation in these stressful times.
Our stress programs are always bespoke, highly interactive and experiential. A stress course may open with discussion of the nature of stress and why it matters. Participants will then learn to recognise the signs of stress and interventions to manage them, including some "anti-stress" stretches, breathing exercises, the use of posture and resilient thinking. The "centring" process and mindfulness skills will be introduced experientially. Workload management will also be highlighted, with organisation, delegation and declines discussed.
The social nature of stress at work and the importance of communication, leadership and social support will be examined, and skills such as empathic listening practiced. Participants will learn how to spot and intervene in approaching burn-out, in themselves and team members using HSE management standards and CIPD research. Healthy and unhealthy coping mechanisms will be identified. People taking part will not only walk away with new stress management knowledge but new practices and commitments for managing stress and applying what they have learned practically day-to-day in their work. Making training stick through enjoyable interactive methods and applied learning theory is our speciality. Follow-up support after the stress course to help embed the learning is also provided.
Contact us to find out how stress management training can benefit your organisation.
Courses can be half a day, one day or two days: Half-day - Introduction to managing stress at work Full-day - Standard stress management training/workplace resilience training (minimum for including stress and managing others) Two Days - In-depth stress management course/ workplace resilience training Related to our stress management training we can also help you with: - Stress audits - Employee assistance programs (EAPs) - Burn-out prevention courses -
In addition to human/ethical considerations, return on investment benefits of stress management training include:
- Fewer staff sick days
- Lower staff turnover
- Better customer care due to improved morale
- More efficient staff performance
*The Sainsbury's Centre for Mental Health at Work states that stress costs the UK £26 billion annually (£1035 per person). The Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) reports that the average cost of absence now stands at £588 pa per employee and that it costs half a persons salary to recruit and train a new person if a staff member leaves due to stress. The the mental health charity MIND suggests that for every £1000 spent on helping people to be healthy and motivated at work could result in £3000 in increased productivity. See also the national HSE website for research and statistics on stress managementreturn on investment or our
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