Work-Related Stress: Developing Manager Capability
02 December 2021
"The Covid 19 pandemic will leave a deep and lasting scar
on the mental health of millions in this country. Prioritising
mental health has never been more critical than it is now" MIND,
2020: The Mental Health Emergency.
As well as the obvious moral imperative, employers have a
legal duty to protect employees from stress at work by doing a risk
assessment and acting on it. There are also proven financial
benefits from mitigating the risk of stress, anxiety and depression
in your workforce. Increased productivity, lower absenteeism,
improvements in talent acquisition and retention, are all present
in organisations that prioritise their workforce's mental
However, managers, supervisors and leaders often feel at a
loss to know how to tackle this huge issue; where to start and how
to have meaningful conversations with their team.
HSE's one day online course is designed to increase
delegates' confidence and competence in managing individual
stress-related cases and provide advice on fostering a supportive
The course will help you to:
- Identify practical tools and advice on how to manage
stress at the team level.
- Understand the main risk factors for work-related stress
(including an exploration of the HSE's Management Standards and how
they manifest themselves in the real world).
- Identify opportunities to spot the signs of stress in
your team (both face to face and remotely).
- Recognise the competencies required of an effective line
manager / supervisor / team leader and reflect on how to further
develop your own approach to managing stress within your
- Know how to structure a conversation on the topic of
work-related stress and carry out an individual risk
- Understand the different types of interventions required
to manage stress at work.
- Reflect on actions that you could take to
Using a live online format, the expert trainers will
combine their experience of teaching as well as real-world
experience as psychologists and subject matter experts to deliver
an interactive, thought provoking and engaging programme.
Opportunities will be given throughout the day to discuss and
reflect on how to apply the principles being taught in your own
Who should attend?
The course is most appropriate for line managers, HR
managers, supervisors, team leads, occupational health managers or
those responsible for individual case management and risk
assessment for stress.
Live Online Course Information
All you'll need is an internet-connected computer,
laptop or tablet plus a webcam and microphone. We do not recommend
using a smartphone. Before you book, you can check that you meet
Zoom System Requirements and run a diagnostic
test to ensure the software is compatible with your
firewall settings - if it doesn't work, try adjusting your settings
or contact your IT department about permitting the
Printed course material will be delivered direct to
your door and even include a little treat for you to enjoy on your
If you would like training delivered specifically
for your organisation, we can use other platforms such as MS Teams,
so please get in touch to discuss your
The cost of the course is £525 per person (includes course
notes and certificate of attendance).
Please note that all courses must be paid for via credit
card at the time of booking.
For further dates and additional information email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
contact the Training and Events Team at HSE directly on +44 (0)203
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