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Understanding Stress (CPD certified)

Course overview

UK employers reported that 12.5 million working days were lost due to work-related stress, depression or anxiety in 2016/17*, so learning to manage stress can have a significant, positive effect on your mental well-being. This course aims to give you the knowledge required to understand the impact of and key issues surrounding stress and raise awareness of the harmful effects stress can have on individuals and those closest to them. The course is ideal for anyone who would like more information on this subject for personal reasons, or anyone who would like to work with, and support, individuals with stress.


This course is CPD certified.

Course duration

4 hours

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Funding may be available for this course. Please contact our team to check your eligibility.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you will understand the causes and effects of stress and ways to manage it.

Course content

  • The definition of stress:
    • The definition of ‘stress’
    • Causes and effects of stress
    • Internal and external demands of stress and how these can be effectively managed
  • Causes of stress:
    • The main causes of stress
    • Stress in the workplace
    • The general fear of feeling a lack of control over one’s own life
  • The effects of stress:
    • The physical effects of stress
    • The body’s reaction to stress
    • The possible side-effects it can have on our health
  • Internal and external demands in daily life that can cause stress:
    • The internal and external demands present in daily life that can cause and heighten levels of stress
  • Stress management and support:
    • Steps that can be taken to reduce demands we experience in life which can lead to stress

Course requirements

To attend this course, students will require access to the internet and a web browser application (e.g. Google Chrome).

For more information about this course please contact us.

Queens Court Regent Street Barnsley South Yorkshire S70 2EG
Tel: 01226 216760 | Email: |

These course details were downloaded on 20/04/2024

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