ANXIETY AT WORK

ANXIETY AT WORK

Duration:
Half Day.

Intended for:
Useful for anyone in the workplace.

Contents:
The aim of this training course is to assist with achieving an understanding of what anxiety is and how it might be handled whether as a sufferer, or as the manager or colleague of a sufferer.  It’s purpose is to help remove stigma whilst getting the best out of people and improving business performance.

Types of Anxiety – identifying what anxiety is and understanding what it means

Some Statistics – uncovering the facts about just how many people experience anxiety and considering how this affects productivity

A Little Bit Of Biology – breaking down the barriers to demystify anxiety and make it real

Anxiety Symptoms & Thoughts – putting anxiety into context and appreciating the implications for those that experience it

Distinguishing Anxiety from Stress & Depression – moving away from the “broad brush” of stress management towards understanding anxiety

Effects & Causes Of Anxiety – what causes anxiety and what anxiety can cause

Our Reactions To Anxiety – considering how we respond to anxiety and questioning stigma and stereotypes; evaluating some celebrities with anxiety conditions

Treatments – knowing about treatments, their pros and cons

Avoidance – understanding the strategies for coping with anxiety

What Can We Do? – looking at the business, employer, manager and employee perspective and considering the legal, cultural, commercial and moral aspects.

Objectives:
At this end of this ‘Anxiety at Work’ training course, participants will:

  • Know what anxiety is and what it isn’t
  • Be able to discuss the impact of anxiety on colleagues, on productivity and working life
  • Know the role of the manager, employer and colleague of an anxious person – and the role of the sufferer
  • Be able to draw sensible comparisons between anxiety and physical illnesses
  • Have produced a plan to define the action to address the stigma attached to anxiety with a view to improving business performance.