Approved by CPD
The Health and Safety Executive states that ‘work-related stress develops because a person is unable to cope with the demands being placed on them’. This can come from any aspect of their life but it often comes from demands placed on them at work.
So why is stress a problem in the workplace?
Well, the latest estimates show the total number of cases of work-related stress depression or anxiety accounts for 39% of all work-related illnesses.
Some occupations may be more susceptible to stress but it can affect anyone and can impact health, the ability to function effectively at work and at home and in relationships.
Stress is a real problem for both organisations and their employees. It accounts for a significant proportion of work-related illnesses each year. Being aware of the signs of stress, some of the triggers and how to manage them can make a real difference to your well-being and that of people around you.
This course will cover an introduction to stress and why it’s a problem, some of the causes of stress and some ways to minimise the risk of stress.
What is stress and why is it a problem?
The causes and symptoms of stress.
The law on stress and its contravention.
Minimising the risk of stress.
This course is approved by CPD as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.