Mental wellbeing courses to help manage stress and build resilience

A woman looks anxious as her colleagues talk in the background

Did you know that 11.7 million working days were lost in 2015/16 due to work related stress, depression or anxiety*?

Employees' mental wellbeing can affect how well a workforce functions, which is why we've developed courses based on the Red Cross' psychosocial framework for supporting people in crisis.

Our courses aim to help people manage stress and promote wellbeing by looking after themselves and others, building more resilient individuals and teams.


Causes and impact of work related stress

Common causes of work related stress, depression or anxiety (defined as a harmful reaction to work pressures) include:

  • tight deadlines
  • too much responsibility
  • challenging customer situations
  • lack of managerial support.

There were 488,000 cases of work related stress, depression or anxiety in 2015/16, accounting for 37% of all work related ill health cases and 45% of all working days lost due to ill health*.

How can training help staff to manage stress?

Our one, two and half day courses help people to:

  • cope during and after a crisis
  • manage stress
  • promote wellbeing and resilience
  • function effectively within a team
  • improve their ability to support customers.

The courses are ideal for managers, supervisors and support staff, particularly those in customer facing roles or demanding work environments.

What are the benefits to employers?

Taking a positive approach to mental wellbeing can result in:

  • more engaged and motivated staff
  • a reduction in absence and associated costs
  • increased productivity and staff retention
  • improved professional reputation
  • more satisfied customers.

To find out more about what we offer, please contact us via our simple enquiry form.


"After attending this course I will be more mindful of how I interact with people. I feel better placed to understand how and why people respond the way they do."
Gavin Scaife, Aviva


* Labour Force Survey (LFS): Work related stress, anxiety and depression statistics in Great Britain 2016

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