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Stress Awareness

stress ballsIt is estimated that one in five people experience work-related stress at some point in their lives, and every year in the UK, there are over half a million instances where work-related stress results in people being absent from work.

From a University perspective stress management is not only about reducing stress in the workplace, but helping staff recognise stressful situations before they occur.

The following course and resources are provided to staff to help recognise and manage stress.


Beating Stress

Click here to be directed to the Beating Stress Interactive e-learning package

The new Beating Stress interactive e-learning package includes:

  • What is Stress
  • Stress in your Daily Life
  • Stress in the workplace
  • Act now to help yourself
  • Personal Action Plan
  • Beating Stress Quiz
  • Stress Awareness Presentation

This e-learning package is extremely flexible, it allows users to dip in and out as they please.

It also includes a short 12 minute presentation.

The Stress Awareness Presentation gives you an opportunity to see Stress Check Training in Action. The trainer, Paul Turner talks through some of the basic aspects of stress in this short 12 minute presentation.(headphones are available from Staff Development)



The following Useful Guides are available to download:-

  • De-Stress You
  • Overcoming Anxiety
  • Work Life Balance


Stress Control Course

Open to all staff

The six week course starts on 22 October 2015, and is held on Thursday evenings from 6pm to 8pm on campus (DG125)

The course looks at learning about stress, managing panic and anxiety, improving sleep, the benefits of relaxation and exercise and how to control your thoughts.   This is not a group workshop and so individuals won’t have to talk or disclose any personal information to others.  

Anyone interested in attending should contact us at humanresources@yorksj.ac.uk and we will arrange for Occupational Health to complete a brief assessment to ensure that the course will be suitable.  The course is run as a lecture and not as a form of therapy or interactive workshop.  It may not therefore be suitable for those requiring more of a counselling approach.

If you have any queries, or your staff would like to speak to someone about the programme please contact myself or a member of the HR Team.

National Stress Awareness Day - Wednesday 4 November 2015

As part of the National Stress Awareness Day the following sessions will be available for staff: