Business Gateway Growth Hub - Leicestershire Supporting Growth

Preventing work-related stress

Event Information:

Type: Business Growth

Date: Monday, 24 August 2020

Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Available To: Eligible SME's

Member Price: FREE

Non-Member Price: FREE


Preventing work-related stress: understand the risk stress presents to you and your employees and techniques to manage it.

Awareness of the impact of poor mental health at work is increasing – in 2018, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) found that poor mental health was the most common cause of long-term sickness absence in UK workplaces and that stress-related absence had increased in nearly two-fifths of organisations (CIPD 2018).

Many people are still reluctant to speak up about their emotional and mental health because they believe that it could harm their promotion and career opportunities. On the other hand, not all managers are confident to discuss work-related stress and mental health fearing that they could make matters worse.

Getting the balance between formal approaches and feeling confident to have supportive conversations can make a difference in preventing work-related stress. This webinar will explore the causes of stress at work, how to have well-being conversations and the use of well-being action plans.

This webinar will cover:

  • Understanding the costs of mental health
  • Causes of stress in the workplace
  • Spotting the signs of stress and poor mental health
  • Understanding the difference between stress and positive pressure
  • Importance of supporting and encouraging staff to talk
  • Explore the use of wellness action plans

About the speaker:

Daksha has over 25 years’ experience working as a senior manager, trainer and coach in public sector organisations and within a management consultancy remit delivering results. Driven by a real passion for working with people to change habits and behaviours and improve personal and team effectiveness. Daksha uses practices based on neuroscience, positive psychology and team profiling which she is accredited to use, demonstrating new ways of working. She is a licensed Neuro Change Solutions Consultant and Certified HeartMath Coach.

This presentation is delivered in partnership with Business Gateway Growth Hub and Your Mind at Work and is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Places are limited and priority will be given to trading SMEs based in Leicester and Leicestershire.

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