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Beating the Beast : Managing Stress

According to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE): work-related stress, depression or anxiety accounted for an estimated 11.4 million lost working days in Britain in 2008/09.

Typical symptoms of stress include:

  • Problems sleeping
  • Panic attacks
  • Feeling low
  • Changes in appetite
  • Reduced sex-drive
  • Irritability
  • Relationship problems
  • Forgetfulness
  • Reduced enjoyment
  • Stomach upsets
  • Persistent headaches
  • Raised blood-pressure

Our one-day training session delivered by a psychiatrist with many years experience in treating stress-related illness can give people the tools they need to beat the beast.

Benefits to the organisation:

  • reducing absenteeism by:
    • avoiding mental injury and preventing serious mental illness (with all its associated costs to the organisation)
    • reducing absences due to G.P Visits
    • reducing stress-induced accidents
  • improving morale
  • increasing productivity
  • empowering people to take responsibility for their own health

Managers can learn how to manage their own stress and how to recognise and help minimise stress in their teams.

Front-line, admin and reception staff can learn how to recognise when the beast is on their case and how to deal with it before it becomes a real problem.

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  • ‘Stress continues to be the biggest cause of workplace absence’ (HSE)

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