Stress management course


Workplace stress

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Learn techniques for effectively managing workplace stress, to improve productivity and personal well-being.

A comprehensive stress management training course, offering practical solutions to reduce and manage workplace stress.

Target Audience

At KSL, we deliver a number of half-day and one-day stress management courses:

  • For employees to raise employee awareness of their personal stress levels and to help manage stress more effectively.
  • For team leaders, supervisors and line managers who wish to reduce and manage work-related stress.

Course Aim

The course will enable participants to consider the management of workplace stress at an individual and organisational level, and will help participants develop and implement effective strategies to prevent and manage stress at work.

There will be lots of opportunities to relate the content to the participants’ own work environment, and to consider a range of practical stress management techniques that can help team members whilst executing management health and safety responsibilities.

Course Objectives

By the end of this one-day training course, the participants will have:

  • Identified the costs and benefits of dealing with stress
  • Defined what stress is and started to recognise the signs of stress
  • Tried out some personal stress management strategies and techniques
  • Recognised the legal obligation of the employer to reduce work-related stress
  • Reviewed the main work areas that can lead to stress and identified ways to address work-related stress throughout the organisation
  • Considered the critical role and skills of an effective manager of stress and drawn up their own action plan to address the most prominent issues in managing stress in the workplace
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Course Overview

  • Costs and benefits of reducing work-related stress
    • Impact and costs of stress on the organisation
    • Benefits of tackling workplace stress
    • Small group exercise and facilitated group discussion
  • What is stress/stressors and controls
    • An introduction to stress awareness
    • The fight or flight response
    • Is all stress bad for you?
    • Presentation and group discussion
  • Recognising the signs and symptoms of stress
    • The four sources of stress – emotional, mental, physiological and behavioural
    • The long term effects of stress
    • Identifying your personal stress map
    • Small group exercise with presentation feedback and group discussion, individual questionnaire and exercise
  • Stress management toolkit
    • Review of current stress management techniques being used by the group
    • Coping strategies and tips for managing stress
    • Presentation, individual practical activity and facilitated group discussion
  • The legal case for dealing with work-related stress
    • The legal obligation of the employer to reduce work-related stress
    • 5 Steps to Risk Assessment
    • Presentation and facilitated group discussion
  • The HSE Management Standards Approach
    • The Risk Assessment approach to reducing stress in the workplace
    • Ways to encourage employers and employees to work in partnership to address work-related stress throughout the organisation
    • Six areas of work that can lead to stress – a review of the standards and what can be done in the participants workplace to manage stress
    • Presentation, small group exercises and facilitated group discussion
  • Skills of an effective Stress Manager
    • Critical role of the line manager
    • Stress management skills and competencies
    • Small group exercise, individual reflective and action planning exercise 
  • Next steps
    • Review of learning and action planning
    • Course feedback

The stress management training will be supported with:

  • an optional participant pre-course questionnaire and/or pre-course reading on managing stress in the workplace
  • A colour printed workbook with stress management tips, techniques and space for personal notes
  • An optional stress buster pack can be purchased for each participant

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Written by Kim Larkins

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Excellent, met all the elements we had requested.
Eddy Coupe, General Manager, Fortum O&M (UK) Limited*


Had asked Sandra to include bespoke issues which she did and very usefully.
Siobhan Ogden, HR Manager, The Lowry*


Well delivered by a knowledgeable trainer.
Lawrence Johnson, O&M Manager, Fortum O&M (UK) Limited*


The [stress management] course was very informative and well presented.
Wayne Davies, Plant Manager, Fortum O&M (UK) Limited*

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We deliver the stress management course as “in-house training” at the business premises of our client, anywhere in the UK, or at a venue of your choice.
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Training Dates

Flexible to suit client needs.

In-House Training Locations

We run stress management training for companies across the UK, with local trainers, covering the following locations:

  • London and the South East
  • The Thames Valley – including Reading, Slough, Maidenhead, Oxford and Swindon
  • Cambridge
  • Exeter
  • Norwich and East Anglia
  • Leeds and Bradford
  • Manchester and the North West
  • Southampton and Bournemouth
  • Birmingham and the Midlands
  • Nottingham
  • Bristol
  • Cardiff and South Wales
  • Devon, Cornwall and the South West
  • Newcastle
  • Glasgow and Edinburgh, Scotland

We also run courses in areas which are not listed. In these areas, our trainer may require overnight accommodation and subsistence. Please contact us for more information.

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