TQUK Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (RQF)

70 videos, 3 hours and 20 minutes

Course Content

It is important to know how to manage stress, whether it's due to work or something that's occurring outside the workplace, not recognizing or managing stress may result in you becoming ill either physically, mentally, or both. Your employer has a duty in respect to your health, you must tell your supervisor if you're suffering from stress even if it's related to a situation outside work. The charity mind offers some good advice on stress and stress management. We have put a web link on the resources section of this site. We all sometimes talk about stress and feeling stressed, sometimes due to people making unreasonable demands, or because we feel that we have no control in any situations that we're dealing with.

Often it's because we have too much to do and too much to think about and we are struggling to juggle with many things that are expected to be dealt with. Stress is not a medical diagnosis, but when we have severe stress that continues over a long time, it could result in the diagnosis of depression or anxiety or more severe mental health problems. Identifying the things that cause your stress, and learning how to handle them better can reduce the effects of stress, relaxation techniques or other lifestyle changes can also help. Change and a lack of control over what is happening or recognise situations which can call a high level of stress, bereavement or serious illness in yourself, or someone close can be seriously stressful. But stressful situations are not always sad or bad events, sometimes happy events can call stress. Because they bring a change or make demands on you. For example moving house, getting married, or having a baby.

Stress can also occur you to long-term difficult circumstances such as unemployment, poverty, caring for a disabled family member or friend, or difficulties at work. When people think about the stress that often thinks it's a result of having too much going on. However, not having enough work activities or change in your life can be just as stressful as having too many activities and change to deal with. There is a positive side to stress, a certain level of stress may be necessary and enjoyable in order to help you prepare for something or to actually do it. Where stresses due to the pressure of trying to do too much, and having too much work to do, planning can help make the best use of time for work and other things including time to relax, time for leisure, exercise, and holidays are just as important and spending time on business or worries at home.

Remember that a little stress is good for the body and alerts the mind. But it needs to be limited and to be followed by a period of relaxation. There is no value in stressing other things you cannot change, so try to accept them. Changing your own attitude and not allowing things that you don't like that cannot change to cause annoyance or resentment will help to reduce the likelihood of you becoming stressed.