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Stress Awareness

Staff Development >> Stress Awareness


This course is designed to assist attendees to identify stress in both themselves and others, and to develop and utilise  effective techniques for stress avoidance. We will focus on short-term coping strategies  and long-term resilience.


  • Understand the causes of stress
  • Understand the differences between stress and pressure
  • Identify different responses to pressure/stress
  • Understand the short term and long term responses to stress
  • How stress affects the workplace
  • Recognise what can be done about stress
    • Coping mechanisms
    •  Work-life-balance
  • Use a personal tool kit to manage pressure and stress

Course overview

Identifying stress

  • The causes of stress
  • The differences between stress and pressure
  • Symptoms of stress
  • Recognising stress

The effects of stress

  • Short-term, and long-term responses to stress
    • physical
    • emotional
    • behavioural
  • The effects on individuals, teams and service delivery

What can be done about stress?

  • Tackling stress
  • Understanding your ‘triggers’
  • Work-related stress
  • Work-life balance
  • Coping-mechanisms to manage stress

                 At the end of the course you will have the opportunity to complete a personalised action plan

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Course Details

Course Duration
1 day

Who is it for?
All staff


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