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Course contents

This training course is broken down into 3 sections

  1. 1 Understanding Stress
  2. 2 Identifying Stress
  3. 3 Reducing and Preventing Stress
Person looking stressed on a boat in the ocean - Stress Awareness & Management Training
Understanding stress - a diagram emphasising that stress can impact us in mental and physical ways.

What is stress? In section one of our Stress Awareness Training, we look at the mental and physical impact stress can have on a person, how it makes you feel and the science behind stress. We also look at an age-old reaction to stress - Fight or Flight. 

Identifying stress - An animated scene from our stress awareness training, likening stress to waves crashing on a boat.

The amount of pressure that we can take varies from person to person, so it’s important to pay attention to how you are feeling and behaving. But as you know, how you feel can change from one day to the next, or even from moment to moment for some people. In this section, we’ll take a look at some of the stress factors so you can identify the signs of stress.

Reducing stress - A scene from our stress awareness course, pets can be huge stress relievers!

It’s crucial to know what stress is and how to identify it, but it’s just as important to act on what you find so you can reduce or remove it. But of course, the best thing is to take early action to prevent stress from appearing in the first place. In this section of our Stress Awareness Training, we offer some effective strategies that can help. 

About this course

Stress is something that can affect all of us - it's something that can contribute to a great many illnesses, and more working days are lost due to stress than for any other single reason.

Our Stress Awareness in the Workplace training course shows you how to take positive steps to prevent stress; it looks at how to stay in control when the pressure is mounting and highlights the tell-tale signs to help you recognise problems before they become serious. It also provides strategies to put in place to prevent pressure from getting out of control - suggesting ways to change daily routines and learned behaviours to allow a better and more productive working life.

Statistics show there are around 828,000 cases of work-related stress, depression or anxiety in Great Britain each year, with nearly 17.9 million working days lost. If you think that your staff may be susceptible to stress, allow our Stress Awareness & Management Training to help you recognise and combat the signs of workplace stress. 

This course is suitable for all levels of staff including management and employers. It also works well alongside our Mental Health Awareness Course. We also offer a white paper covering mental ill-health in UK workplaces and ISO 45003 & wellbeing at work, download it for free today.

To date, we've helped over 169,000 people become more aware of workplace stress - both in themselves and in colleagues. 

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Chris Miller

The importance of Stress Awareness & Management Training

It’s important that you comply with the law and understand the positive impact this training course can have on your organisation and employees.

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Stress Awareness Training certificate

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Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

This Stress Awareness & Management Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questions guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.

As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does my certificate include?

Your Stress Awareness & Management Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.

Stress Awareness & Management Certificate

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4.5 out of 5
Excellent, clear & well presented.

Interesting and informative.


This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

It relieved my stress

The content was relevant, helpful and insightful, while being entertaining at the same time! I hope the fella that slammed his computer monitor on the copy machine has finally achieved peace of mind.


This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

Half hour of life I won’t get back

Pointless box ticking exercise. Didn’t even watch videos. Just did the test using common sense. These videos are useless and are teaching me nothing. Everybody already knows this stuff. I can’t believe you actually made a business out of teaching people this rubbish.

The course was well tutored

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

Important learning update, enjoyed doing

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Awareness and understanding

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Why is this training important?


It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 together ensure that employers have legal responsibility to ensure the health and safety at work of all employees. And this includes minimising the risks of illnesses or injuries relating to stress.

Health and Safety policy should address the issue of stress at work and effective risk assessments relating to stress should be carried out and regularly monitored.

It shall be the duty of every employer to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of all his employees.

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Section 2 (1)

Helping employees recognise and tackle stress also goes some way to fulfilling the duty of the employee to his or her colleagues:

It shall be the duty of every employee while at work to take reasonable care for the health and safety of himself and of other persons who may be affected by his acts or omissions at work

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Section 7
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Business benefits

Stress and stress-related illnesses now account for over half of all workplace absences. 

As many as 15.4 million working days were lost last year at an estimated cost of £34 - £43 Billion to employers - and this is only expected to rise.

Our Stress Awareness & Management Training course aims to help you break this trend by providing you with the tools to recognise and reduce stress in the workplace, as well as helping you take positive steps to prevent stress from building and becoming a problem in the first place.

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