Stress can be caused by and affect all aspects of our lives and no one is immune. If we allow stress to become a negative influence, it can have a severe impact on both our mental and physical health. HSE statistics show that nearly 10 million working days were lost in the UK because of work-related stress, at a cost of nearly £5.5 billion to the UK economy.
The Courses123 Stress Awareness eLearning course focuses on the most common causes of stress. Stress can affect anyone, and what one person finds stressful, someone else might not. The course acknowledges the different reactions individuals can have when faced with a stressful situation and explores the physical, emotional, cognitive and behavioural responses.
It is essential to understand and be able to recognise the common causes of stress to ensure the wellbeing of your employees. The course also discusses how to analyse and assess work-related stress and how employers can address it. The course also demonstrates tips and techniques to help relieve and manage stress such as deep breathing, yoga and positive thinking. The link between a healthy lifestyle and stress management is also explored. There is also information about where to find advice and support.