|  STRESS: The Good, the Bad and the ‘How’ to get the Elephant out of the Room

STRESS: The Good, the Bad and the ‘How’ to get the Elephant out of the Room

The Health and Wellbeing at Work report from the CIPD, published in September, identified stress as continuing to be one of the main causes of absence. 

More specifically, high workloads are still cited as the main cause of stress-related absence. 

It just goes to show that the efforts to reverse this trend over recent years appear not to be having the desired impact. 

Why is that?

That’s an important question because we know the correlation between wellbeing, stress, and employee engagement. 

In this episode of the podcast, we get to grips with stress…

✅ what it is

✅ why it’s still such a problem

✅ what to do

✅ and, strategies that we know make a difference.

Amantha King and I pride ourselves on being down-to-earth, having sensible and relatable conversations, and sharing ideas that are straight forward. We get beyond stats and judgement, and into what organisations should be doing to support their workforce. 

And, we share our awesome resource that makes up part of The Resilience Collective 👏. This is available to freely download, along with additional tools to support your critical conversations, tackle stressors, and give you a greater sense of control over your feelings of stress.

Listen to what we have to say or watch the video, and then check out the practical resources.

Get yourself and your colleagues armed with what you need to know to not only mark #NationalStressAwarenessDay on 2nd November, but to be part of the movement that achieves positive change.

Resources & References

Leadership & Manager Labs (itstimeforchange.co.uk)

Watch this episode on YouTube

Download the Stress resource: The Resilience Collective (itstimeforchange.co.uk)

MHFA England resources to help with stress

Change Management | Factsheets | CIPD

A guide to preventing and reducing stress at work: Guidance for line managers  (cipd.co.uk)

Work-life balance | Mental Health Foundation

Health and wellbeing at work 2022: Case studies (cipd.co.uk)

Cognitive Strategies to De-stress – It’s Time for Change (itstimeforchange.co.uk) 8 cognitive approaches for you to consider, on your own or within your team

Stress Mapping – It’s Time for Change (itstimeforchange.co.uk) A visual technique looking at causes of stress to inform a plan of action

The Emotional Needs Audit – It’s Time for Change (itstimeforchange.co.uk) A self-assessment for personal and/or work life, to identify how well emotional needs are met, and informing what needs to change

Wellness Action Plan Sign Up – Mind Wellness Action Plans for workplace, remote, and hybrid workers, and line managers

Listen: The Resilience Collective Episode 1: Introducing a Free, Action-Oriented Resource – with Amantha King (itstimeforchange.co.uk)

Watch: The Resilience Collective Episode 1: Introducing a Free, Action-Oriented Resource – with Amantha King (youtube.com)

More about Amantha:

Amantha King is a Workplace Menopause Coach & Strengths Development Consultant

She combines NLP coaching, neuroscience and wellbeing elements to guide companies and their employees to achieve their potential through strategies that focus on self-reflection, peak performance pathways and creating environments where employees can flourish.

By looking at the whole person, Amantha creates positive transformations that have lifelong positive outcomes. She is driven in educating and providing support through menopause awareness and training and is an advocate for sharing best practice within organisations who are looking to support their teams through meaningful actions. Her 3-step menopause programme assists companies in retaining their pool of talent through strong cultural principles and 121 menopause coaching

Links to contact Amantha:

LinkedIn: Amantha King




YouTube: Amantha King Coaching – YouTube

Website: www.amanthakingcoaching.com

Email: amanthakingcoaching@gmail.com

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