Corporate Stress Management
Stress, anxiety and depression are the second most commonly reported illnessess in the British workplace. You may have heard many say “Stress is the new bad back”. The Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) definition of stress is:
“The adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demands placed on them”.
Of course, stress affects us all in many different ways. What may be a walk in the park for one person may lead to so much stress for another that it affects their health and, worse still, has them signed off work. Clearly then, it is in every company’s interest to ensure their staff are given every opportunity and training to recognise stress both in themselves and in others. It is also the law and their duty of care to do so.
A few facts from the HSE show the scale of the problem:
- There are currently approximately 640,000 separate cases of litigation outstanding through employees claiming that their employers have not provided a safe working environment under HSE legislation and that, therefore, their resultant stress levels are a clear result of the employers negligence. Furthermore, many of these cases are WINNING!
- Approximately 500,000 people a year experience work related stress at a level they believe is making them ill.
- As many as 5,000,000 people feel very or extremely stressed on any given work day.
- According to a survey conducted in 1995/6, work related stress costs British Business about £3.7 BILLION a year. This figure continues to rise yearly!
By booking Insightz to undertake your company’s stress management training you can make your company compliant with Health and Safety Law in that respect. A typical session includes:
- Exploring and defining exactly what the different types of stress are.
- Identifying the effects that stress has on the body and what ill effects it can have on your health.
- Learning how to identify stress in ourselves and in others.
- Learn how to combat stress.
- Learn the benefits of leading a stress free life.
- Learn exercises in which levels of stress are identified.
Stress management training is conducted in 3 to 4 hour sessions (with breaks) which can be tailored for your specific company and work processes. Session sizes can be tailored for 5 to 35 delegates and include practical exercises.
Stress “audits” can also be arranged and problem areas identified. Certificates issued to companies certifying that they are compliant in that aspect of Health and Safety Legislation.