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.
Click here to be directed to the Beating
Stress Interactive e-learning package
The new Beating Stress interactive e-learning
- 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
The following Useful Guides are
available to download:-
- De-Stress You
- Overcoming Anxiety
- Work Life Balance
Open to all staff
New programme that is open to all staff (and students) across
the University and is being run on Thursday evenings from 6.15pm to
7.45pm starting on the 20 February 2014. The course last 6 weeks
and is being held on campus. Contact the HR team for future
The Stress control course is a self- help psycho-educational
course about anxiety and depression. It is based on cognitive
behaviour therapy and the principle that these problems can
sometimes be maintained by habits of thinking and behaviour. 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.
The course is open to all staff (and is open to the public).
Anyone interested in attending should contact Human Resources and
we will arrange for them to meet with Occupational health to
complete a brief assessment to ensure that the course will meet
their needs. The course is run as a lecture and not as a form of
therapy or interactive workshop. It may not therefore be suitable
for staff 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 the HR team.