Stress Awareness in the Workplace Online Course

Stress Awareness in the Workplace Online Course

2-3 Hours2-3 Hours
Interactive Interactive
Cost effectiveCost effective

Stress poses a serious risk to our health and wellbeing, and yet a large percentage of the population will be affected by stress at some point during their working lives.

As stated in the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, all employers are responsible for the health and safety of their employees. This includes minimising the risk of stress-related illness by adapting the workplace and improving the welfare of staff.

Experts in stress management have created this online Stress Awareness course to explain the causes of stress and offer practical strategies that employers and employees can use to cope with stressful situations. We’ll also explain how Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) can be used to keep stress under control.


By the end of this 2-3 hour course, you will be able to:

  • Recognise the key signs and symptoms of stress
  • Define stress and work-related stress
  • Understand what causes stress, both at work and in the home
  • Undertake a stress risk assessment
  • Explain why it’s important to keep stress to manageable levels
  • Demonstrate ways to cope with stress and stressful situations
  • Identify ways to reduce stress by making changes to your work or home environments
  • Understand how talking therapies can help in reducing stress


This online course covers the following subject areas:

  • Why do we feel stress?
  • How to identify stress and its symptoms
  • Links to stress and our health
  • How to evaluate stress
  • Changing your environment – at home and work
  • Assuming responsibility
  • Conflict resolution
  • Anger management
  • Time management
  • The causes of work-related stress
  • How can you tell if your employees are stressed?
  • The benefits of managing stress
  • The legal implications of stress in the workplace
  • Stress risk assessments
  • HSE Management Standards
  • How to reduce workplace stress
  • Fight or flight? Understanding how to cope with stress
  • Relaxation, breaks, diet and exercise
  • Building self-esteem and motivation
  • CBT – what is it and how can it help?
  • NLP – problem solving therapy and expanding your comfort zone


At the end of this course, you will take an online exam containing 12 multiple-choice questions. The exam is marked automatically and you’ll find out your results straight away. A pass mark of 75% is required, however, if you are unsuccessful, you can re-take the exam as many times as you need to at no extra charge.

Who is this Course for?

This online Stress Awareness course is suitable for anyone who is interested in finding out about the impact of stress and how we can learn to overcome stressful situations, whether in the workplace or our daily lives.

Employers find it useful to raise awareness and support, looking at practical ways to adapt the workplace in order to reduce levels of occupational stress, while adhering to the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

Explore new ways to manage stress on a personal level, or perhaps gain  the confidence to speak to your employer about making changes to your working environment.

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