NEW: Stress and Resilience in the Workplace

The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, requires employers to put in place systems of work which protect employees from hazards which could lead to mental or physical ill-health.  

Stress is described as a mental and physical condition which results from pressure or demands that strain or exceed your capacity or perceived capacity to cope. The sources of such pressure or demands are called stressors.

The purpose of our awareness training session in stress and resilience is to equip participants to increase their own understanding of stress and resilience and to enhance their resiliency skills.

Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress — such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems or workplace and financial stressors. It means "bouncing back" from difficult experiences. Resilience is not a trait that people either have or do not have. It involves behaviours, thoughts and actions that can be learned and developed in anyone.

In this training, participants will explore their own unique stressors, their current coping strategies and the training will provide a space for participants to underpin existing healthy coping strategies and also build on these with new ones.

What the training will cover

The role of stress in life

Awareness of stress and triggers

Exploration of what is meant by mental wellness and what this might look like

Exploration of resilience and resiliency skills

Importance of personal self-care

Making a resiliency plan

How these skills and approaches could help at work

On completion of this workshop, participants should:

  • Have an awareness of resilience and resiliency skills.
  • Be able to consider the role of stress and identify their own particular stressors.
  • Be able to identify their own strengths.
  • Be aware of how they might build and develop a personal resiliency plan.
  • Be aware of the stages of the cycle of stress management, namely; identification, prevention, support and assistance, monitor and review.

What is involved

The participants will be asked to contribute to the training both in groupwork and individual contributions.

Participants will be invited to contribute by using examples of situations that they have encountered or are currently encountering in relation to stress and resiliency.

The training will allow some experiential learning that will encourage participants to put what they have learned into practice.

Handouts and information on relevant reading will be distributed to attendees.

The trainer will be flexible to the needs of the group and will respond accordingly.

Tailoring the training content

As all of our training is bespoke, we will consult you prior to delivery. A review of current practice within your organisation is offered and we aim to build a programme which meets any identified needs.

The Learning Curve Institute also offers a bespoke post-course support system whereby participants are provided with the contact details of the trainer and can contact them with questions they may have at any point subsequent to the training day.