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  • Writer's pictureFelicity Baker

Stress Management at Work

Updated: Feb 18

The impact of stress on the individual, their team and the performance of the organisation can be devastating. However, we know that employers who monitor the impact of stress in their organisations, and strategically engage in stress management at work experience:

  • reduced sickness absence due to stress

  • enhanced employee wellbeing

  • improved employee innovation, engagement and performance


stress management at work

The impact of stress at work

When people feel overwhelmed and unsupported at work, they cannot perform at their best, they lose motivation and engagement and their performance suffers.


High levels of ongoing stress have been shown to be predictive of mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. These problems are a major cause of sickness absence across all sectors.

So, when stress hits, it does not just affect the individual. It can undermine team performance and threaten the effectiveness of your business.


Stress management at work: What you can do

Prevention is better than cure. Whether you are a CEO, manager or team leader, being responsive to staff wellbeing needs is key.


Take time to listen

Listening, understanding and responding to the challenges staff face will allow you to take action to minimise threats before they become a problem.


Be open about mental health

Promoting greater openness about mental health and wellbeing reduces stigma, allowing your people to ask for help when they need it, and to reach out and support others who may be struggling. If people dont feel able to speak up, you won't know about issues that could pose a risk to the work of your team or organisation.


Create a culture of psychological safety

Training your managers to create a psychologically safe and responsive culture at work will ensure your staff are confident to be open about challenges, set-backs or failures at an early stage.


Provide targeted training and support

Providing targeted training will help your people to build the skills they need to manage their physiological, emotional and behavioural responses, and to find balanced ways of coping in challenging situations



How we can help?

Interventions aimed at stress management at work are crucial to improved mental health and wellbeing, psychosocial functioning and productivity.


At Ultimate Resilience, we are specialists in the psychological tools needed to manage stress, overcome burnout and build resilience. We can support your people to make lasting change, leading to significant benefits for them and for your organisation.


Resilience training

Based on our published Skills-based Model of Personal Resilience, our Essential Resilience training programme will ensure your people have all the key skills and strategies to manage stress, bounce back and thrive.

Through our Resilient Leadership programme, we will support your leaders to become cultural architects, to build psychological safety and resilience into the fabric of your organisation.


Whatever the challenges you or your organisation are facing, we can help. Our Bespoke training and coaching can be tailored to meet the exact needs of your staff and leaders, to help them manage stress, build resilience and maintain a culture of positive mental health.


E-learning supported resilience course

Designed for maximum engagement and accessibility, our e-learning training offers a route to great resilience and wellbeing for remote workers, teams working across several locations or wanting to learn at a time, pace and location of their choosing.

 

From building self-awareness, to managing difficult emotions, thinking more flexibly and prioritising great self-care, this programme leaves no stone unturned in the quest for a mentally healthy life.


Burnout coaching

If you are an individual looking for ways to manage stress or burnout and build your resilience, our Burnout Clinic is the approach for you.


The Burnout Clinic will provide you with a supported 3-month coaching journey tailored to your aspirations and working 1-1 with one of our experienced burnout coaches.


In a safe and supported environment, you will explore your burnout indicators, gain clarity about your particular triggers for burnout and what is maintaining it. You will learn skills to manage stress, rebound from burnout and return to the life you love, more resilient and confident than ever before.


If you would like to find out more about any of the support we can offer you and your organisation get in touch.



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