Stress awareness at work course

Stress awareness at work promotes employee well-being, improves productivity, and fosters a positive work environment, helping to reduce the stigma associated with mental health problems in the workplace.

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Trainer Led Learning

3.5 Hours
Certificate of learning
  • Group bookings of 6-12 learners per course
  • Face to face or virtual course options
  • From £520 (excl VAT) per group

Online Learning

1.5 Hours
Certificate of learning
  • Individual or multiple learner bookings
  • £50 (excl VAT) per learner

What is the Stress awareness at work course? 

The Stress awareness at work course is suitable for individuals and teams who want to develop their understanding of stress, improve their ability to manage stress and optimise their wellbeing at work and in their personal life.

It is particularly relevant for individuals in higher-stress work environments, those experiencing persistent stress, or anyone interested in learning effective stress management techniques and tools.

The combination of skills included in the Stress awareness at work course will help improve resilience and self awareness of stress. Improved resilience helps reduce absenteeism resulting from work related stress by helping learners to bounce back from challenging, stressful or upsetting situations.


Why choose to train with us?

For more than 40 years, Red Cross Training has been providing training to businesses. With a focus on regulated training in the first aid industry and mental health at work training that was developed through real-world experience and expertise, we have established an excellent reputation, delivering valuable services and training to individuals and organisations throughout the UK.

This Stress awareness at work course utilises the same framework we use to train our own teams, who through their work, are routinely supporting individuals facing hugely diverse challenges and difficult situations. This versatile framework can be utilised to support the wellbeing of your employees or team members.

Did you know:

  • The Red Cross has a global reputation in providing both emotional and practical support during crises.
  • By learning with the British Red Cross, you'll benefit from the expertise of our teams in supporting people in emotionally challenging situations.
  • The course content is based on the globally recognised CALMER psychosocial framework.


What topics are included on the course?

The Stress awareness at work course has incorporated all the learning from our Wellbeing at work course but extends the learning to support individuals who may be faced with stress in the workplace, helping them better recognise and manage their responses to stressful situations.

The introductory section of this course shares modules with our Wellbeing support at work course. This forms the foundations from which learners can build their skills in Stress awareness at work.

During the course learners will gain a deeper understanding of the following concepts and learn practical techniques to apply them in their daily lives.


1. Introduction to supporting others and yourself:

  • Understanding individual reactions to a difficult situation.
  • Understanding the impact of powerful emotions and ambiguous loss.
  • Recognising how the window of tolerance can help people thrive in everyday life.

2. Effective communication and active listening:

  • Understanding the importance of effective communication in providing support.
  • Developing tools to build rapport and trust.

3. Identifying and responding to others' needs:

  • Understanding different personalities, cultures, and backgrounds.
  • Identifying the needs of others.
  • Developing effective responses, resources, and support strategies.

4. Building resilience and coping skills:

  • Understanding the importance of personal resilience when helping yourself and others.
  • Developing strategies for managing stress and building resilience.
  • Developing skills for self-compassion.

5. Stress awareness:

  • Understanding what stress is and how it can affect you.
  • Recognising your individual stress triggers.
  • Understanding different reactions to stress and how to recognise stress in the workplace.

6. Managing and dealing with stress:

  • Developing strategies and tools for coping with stress at work.
  • Understanding the benefits of mindfulness.
  • Using the British Red Cross CALMER framework to manage your own stress and support others experiencing stress.


What are the course delivery options?

The Stress awareness at work course is available to learners through two routes:

Online learning (1.5 hours):

  • Book for only £50 (excl VAT) per learner.

Learners access the Stress Awaress at Work course materials through our learning management system at their own convenience, making this the most versatile and flexible version of this course.

Learners cover the course modules independently, which can be beneficial if you have learners who may not be comfortable talking about mental health publicly. This online course is also a great choice for those that prefer to work through learning at their own pace and have time limitations.

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Face to face learning (3.5 hour):

  • From £695 + VAT for group bookings of 6-12 learners at your place of work.

This involves students attending a physical course either in one of our training venues or at your own premises. Classroom based courses allow learners to interact face-to-face with their trainer and peers, helping build relationships and trust within a team. It typically involves group discussions, and practical activities to make the course interactive and engaging for all learning styles.

Virtual learning (3.5 hour):

  • From £520 + VAT for group bookings of 6-12 learners.

Our virtual learning is a live online class, and includes all the interactive simulations, and discussions you would expect to find in classroom-based learning. Virtual learning offers a range of benefits, including increased flexibility, convenience, and accessibility for learners.

This style of learning is suitable for all, but is particularly useful if you have a team spread over a large geographical area.


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Learning and assessment

Assessment and certificate

This is not an assessed course. Learners will receive a certificate of learning after they have covered all the modules of the course and engaged in activities designed to help them develop the tools and resources they need to apply the skills in a real-life environment.

Entry Requirements

Suitable for all learners over the age of 16.

Mental health training can be emotionally challenging, but our experienced trainers are skilled at helping individuals cope with any challenges that may arise during the training program. Some learners may experience unexpected emotions during the training as a result of past experiences. The course content is varied and may include relatable trauma or crisis experienced by some individuals.

If you, or your learners, have any concerns they wish to discuss prior to the course please get in touch with our team?



What are the benefits of stress awareness training?

Stress awareness training is designed to increase individuals' understanding of stress and its impact on their lives. It aims to enhance the learners ability to recognise and manage stress effectively, ultimately promoting their overall wellbeing and improving performance.

The training provides information about the physiological and psychological impact of stress, including its causes, symptoms, and long-term effects on physical and mental health. It will also explore the relationship between stress and various aspects of life, such as work and relationships.

Stress awareness at work training includes practical techniques and strategies to help individuals identify, cope with, and reduce stress in their daily lives.


Is this course suitable for individuals or teams?

The Stress Awareness at Work course offered by the British Red Cross is an excellent resource for both individuals and teams within businesses. The short course covers a range of topics that can help reduce and manage stress in the workplace, helping businesses to attract and retain staff as well as creating a workplace culture where mental health and stress are recognised and supported.

The course, like all our Mental Health at Work courses, can also help break down the stigma associated with mental health and promote open and honest communication about mental health concerns.


Can stress and anxiety at work be overcome with training?

Stress and anxiety at work can be effectively managed and reduced through various strategies, including training and development. While it may not be possible to completely eliminate stress and anxiety, training such as the stress awareness at work course, can provide individuals with valuable tools and techniques to cope with s and other challenges more effectively.


Can mental health training help to reduce staff absenteeism?

Yes, mental health at work training can play a crucial role in reducing staff absenteeism. Mental health issues, such as stress, anxiety, and depression, can significantly impact an individual's wellbeing and work performance, leading to increased absenteeism.

By providing mental health training to employees, organisations can:

  1. Educate employees about common mental health conditions, their symptoms, and the importance of seeking help.
  2. Reduce mental health stigma in the workplace to help foster a supportive work culture.
  3. Promote self-care.
  4. Enhance coping mechanisms by equipping employees with effective coping mechanisms to deal with workplace stressors.


Do you offer other mental health courses?

If the stress Management at Work course is not for you, we have other courses, ranging from 2 hours to 1 day, that may suit your Mental health at work training needs.

We also offer a more comprehensive 1 day Stress management at work course.