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Stress Awareness in the Workplace

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This Stress Awareness in the Workplace online training course raises awareness of the effects that stress can have on our lives, on long-term health and how it can impact others in the workplace. The course provides tools and resources that can be used to prevent, identify and reduce work-related stress in one’s self and in others.

Course duration – 60 minutes

Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, employers have a legal duty to ensure the health and safety of all staff; this includes minimising the risk of stress-related illnesses that originate, or are made worse, in the workplace. Stress can take a huge toll on employees’ physical and mental health and also affects their work performance and relationships. It’s also a major cause of long-term absence from work: in effect, more working days are lost due to stress, than for any other single reason. Statistics show that in 2020/21 there were 822,000 workers suffering from work-related stress, anxiety or depression, which accounted for 50% of all work-related ill health cases recorded.

The main work factors cited by respondents as causing work-related stress, depression or anxiety were workload pressures, tight deadlines, too much responsibility and a lack of managerial support. Knowing how to effectively manage the factors that can cause work-related stress in employees, encourage them to talk and take action is key to managing people effectively; furthermore, stress awareness training can reduce costs of high staff turnover and protect the business culture and reputation.


Course Content

Module 1.1 Introduction, learning objectives, definition of stress, impact of stress on the individual and the business
Module 1.2Causes of stress, differentiating between stress and pressure, recognising the signs
Module 1.3What does the law say, employer legal obligations
Module 1.4How to manage workplace stress, writing a stress management policy

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Who should take this Stress Awareness in the Workplace course?

This Stress Awareness course is suitable for people of all levels and backgrounds who want to learn more about reducing stress, and who wish to take positive steps to prevent work-related stress. The course raises awareness of compliance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (and more), addressing those who manage teams and have a duty of care towards staff. E.g. management, senior management and employers.

This online course also works well alongside our Mental Health Awareness course.

Course aims and learning outcomes

By the end of this course, learners will have a better understanding of:

  • What stress is
  • The difference between stress and pressure
  • Signs of stress
  • The causes of stress
  • The effects of stress
  • Key legislation
  • Duties of employers under health and safety law
  • Techniques for reducing and managing stress at work
  • Stress policies

Our online courses

All of our online courses are made of comprehensive learning materials, in-depth content with high quality videos and images to provide you with an engaging, interactive learning experience. 

They can be taken on any device that can access the internet, and all of our courses have a full audio voiceover and are fully online with no time limits.


All our courses are certified by the CPD Certification Service, as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines. This allows us to be consistent in providing recognised courses of the highest quality.

All of our courses include a quality assured certificate, downloadable and ready to print at your convenience, on completion of the final assessment. We also provide a link that can be forwarded to employers to verify your certification, and provide evidence for compliance and audit.

Certificates do not have an expiry date, however, based on the industry best practice guidelines, the recommended period for renewal of this training is 1 year.


During this online course you may encounter a few brief in-course questions that are designed solely to maximise user engagement and reinforce your learning throughout. These in-course features aren’t marked and, therefore, won’t affect your final assessment score.

Once you have completed the course, you will be asked to answer a selection of multiple choice questions with a pass rate of 100% for the final assessment. Don’t worry if you don’t pass! You will have unlimited attempts to retake the assessment and achieve a 100% pass rate, at no extra cost. Answers are marked automatically, so you will instantly know if you have passed, or whether you have to re-take the test before you can access your certificate. 

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