Stress Awareness and Management

Everybody at some time experiences stress. Stress is the natural way our body reacts when it’s under strain or pressure. Stress can be caused by a number of factors. To function properly, we all need a small amount of pressure. It keeps us motivated and alert. However, if this pressure increases too much, it can have a negative effect on our lives. Too much stress can cause widespread ill effects on the person as it can cause poor health, both emotional and mental health problems.

Learning Aims

It is well recognised that work-related stress is a major cause of ill health, resulting in sickness absence, high staff turnover and poor performance. Suitable for all health and social care workers, the aim of this taught session is to provide an awareness of what is stress, its causes, effects and how it can be reduced and managed within in the workplace

Course Content

  • To be able to define what is stress
  •  To be able to recognise the signs and symptoms of stress
  • To understand the positive and negative effects of stress on the person
  • To be able to recognise the causes of stress and how it can develop
  • To be able to understand ways of preventing stress in the work-place
  • To be able to use methods that is effective in reducing stress

Complementary Courses

• Health & Safety Awareness
• Safety of People and Premises in the workplace

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