Half Day.

Intended for:
Useful for anyone in the workplace.

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.

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.