November 23, 2017

Workplace Stress Management

Stress management is not a separate issue from performance and development management but an integral part.  Managing performance pressures effectively creates motivation and reduces the pressures that lead to stress.

Key annual Statistics 2010/11 –

  • HSE 1.2 million working people were suffering from a work-related illness.
  • 175 workers killed at work. 115 000 injuries were reported under RIDDOR.
  • 200 000 reportable injuries (over 3 day absence) occurred (LFS).
  • 4 million Working days were lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury.
  • Workplace injuries and ill health (excluding cancer) cost society an estimated £14 billion (in 2009/10)

In the workplace, stress can come from almost every angle, whether it’s the tasks you are expected to do, the people you work with or the lack of space around you. There are ways to reduce stress at the workplace so you can go home feeling much more calm than you normally would. All you have to do is use the following office relaxation techniques.

At Ergocentrixs we determine the cultural and commercial cost of stress to your organisation by conducting a HSE compliant Stress Risk Assessment. This will allow us to identifying the solutions that can be implemented to increase productivity and performance; reduce absenteeism; prevent your staff suffering from challenges associated with stress and excessive pressure.

We can support you with the:

  • Distribution of the questionnaires either physically or electronically
  • Collection and collation of the data
  • Production of feedback reports
  • Interpretation of data
  • Action planning
  • Focus groups
  • Design of interventions, evaluation and review of actions

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Training Courses


Ergocentrix can customise training sessions to meet your organisation’s specific requirements.

Course Title Description
How to Manage Stress This course provides with a basic understanding of stress, how it affects us and how to either avoid it where possible or manage it when we do experience it.

Recommended for all employees.

Relaxation Techniques for Busy Stress Sufferers This workshop is aimed specifically at those who are currently experiencing high stress levels and who are looking for some practical coping strategies to help them relax both mentally and physically and reduce the stress symptoms that they are experiencing.

Useful for all employees and especially recommended for those who is currently suffering from stress.

Managing Stress and Enhancing Wellbeing This course explains how to manage stress. It also includes some of the material from the Relaxation Techniques workshop.

Recommended for all employees.

Goal Planning and Time Management at Work This session gives delegates a basic foundation in goal planning and time management, including setting targets, breaking long term objectives down into achievable tasks, prioritising tasks and managing diaries.

Recommended for all employees.

Stress: A Guide for Managers This course gives managers the knowledge and skills they need to spot stress as it occurs within their team and deal with it quickly and effectively. Recommended for all managers.


Ergocentrixs can tailor-make a stress management training program for your organisation. Give your employees the benefit of an effective, top-rated stress management program with a national reputation for excellence.


We do not have a “one size fits all” strategy and will discuss your training aims in detail to ensure that a course which fully satisfies your organisational requirements is delivered. Our stress management training courses are designed to be delivered in-house and can either be a full or a half day in length. They are highly interactive and allow for group discussion, personal reflection and action planning. In addition, they are carefully structured to illustrate how the risk of stress can be minimised for individual managers and employees and for the organisation as a whole.