Organisational Stress Management, Training & Consultancy in Birmingham

Welcome to TECC's Organisational Stress Management,
Training & Consultancy Services  ~ Birmingham




Stress Management & Wellbeing Awareness 1 day Workshop


TECC's one day stress management and wellbeing awareness training is for individuals or employees. The training objectives provide detailed legislation applicable to HSE standards.

Our syllabus includes:

  • What is stress?
  • Who it can effect?
  • Outline of employees responsibilities
  • Outline of managers/organisations responsibilities
  • Stress evaluation exercises
  • Strategies and interventions to evaluate and manage symptoms of stress
  • Time management
  • Effective communication skills
  • Summary of support available to those suffering stress
Hand-outs, resources and media to support personal and professional development are included.




Stress Management & Wellbeing For Managers 1 day

Our stress management and wellbeing for managers course is specifically designed to meet the needs of those in a position of responsibility for the successful prevention of stress and promotion of wellbeing within a company or organisation. Our course is developed to ensure managers or designated personnel are aware of and comply with HSE’s Stress Management Standards.

Our syllabus for one day includes:

  • Overview of stress and mental health in the workplace
  • Responsibilities of managers/designated personnel
  • Recognise the signs/symptoms of stress
  • Identify key stressors and reduce the effects of stress in workplace
  • Contributing factors to a healthy workforce/staff team
  • Stress evaluation exercises
  • Promote awareness of stress and mental health in the workplace
  • Improve confidence in managing stress in the workplace
  • Apply findings to policy and procedure to manage stress in the workplace
  • Reduce absenteeism/burnout/staff turnover
  • Strategies and interventions to support those experiencing stress
  • Overview of evaluation for stress in the workplace and application and maintenance to policy in the workplace
  • Interventions, written reports and findings
Hand-outs, resources and media to support personal and professional development are included.




Stress Management & Wellbeing For Managers 2 days

Our two day course at our Centre in Birmingham looks extensively at the HSE guidelines for managing stress in the work place and includes auditing and litigation, which provides an overview and support in the implementation within the workplace. The Management Standards cover six key areas of work design that, if not properly managed, are associated with poor health and wellbeing, lower productivity and increased sickness and absence. In other words, the six Management Standards cover the primary sources of stress at work. The course will enable you to feel confident and competent risk assessing your organisation for stress and wellbeing and where appropriate formulate associated policies and procedures.

Our syllabus for two days includes:

  • Overview of stress and mental health in the workplace
  • Responsibilities of managers/designated personnel
  • Recognise the signs/symptoms of stress
  • Identify key stressors and reduce the effects of stress in workplace
  • Contributing factors to a healthy workforce/staff team
  • Stress evaluation exercises
  • Promote awareness of stress and mental health in the workplace
  • Improve confidence in managing stress in the workplace
  • Apply findings to policy and procedure to manage stress in the workplace
  • Reduce absenteeism/burnout/staff turnover
  • Strategies and interventions to support those experiencing stress
  • Overview of evaluation for stress in the workplace and application and maintenance to policy in the workplace
  • Interventions, written reports and findings
  • Policy and procedure
  • Risk assessment 
  • Auditing
  • Personal and professional development
  • Effective communication
  • Formulation of a robust and individualised policy

Hand-outs, resources and media to support personal and professional development are included.

To complete the training you will be supported in the planning and development of a robust and individualised policy that is unique to your company/organisation, demonstrating clearly your participation and vision to create a healthy work environment. You will also be provided with hand-outs, additional resources and media to support personal and professional development.




Stress Management & Wellbeing Training Course
(including Supervisor Support) For Designated Health & Safety Officer/Personnel in the Workplace - 1.5hrs per week for 10 weeks with 1.5hrs per week additional home-study.


Our stress management and wellbeing training course in Birmingham (including supervisor support) is for those who have completed our one or two day course and is designed for designated health and safety officers/personnel in the workplace. Upon successful completion of our ten-week programme, our package can be incorporated into your own company's staff wellbeing at work provision.

The stress management and wellbeing training course is structured to enable an organisation to incorporate the  course material, with strategies and interventions into an internal professional development programme. This can then be accessed independently by employees as part of the Wellbeing at Work Provision. Regular appraisal and or supervision would be expected to enable the organisation to monitor and evaluate stress in the workplace, influencing policy and procedure.

To complete the training you will be supported in the planning and development of a robust and individualised policy that is unique to your company/organisation, demonstrating clearly your participation and vision to create a healthy work environment.

This course requires those to attend to complete approximately one and half-hours additional home study for the duration of the course. Literature, hand-outs and media included.


Conclusion - Why manage stress?

Stress is a significant problem in UK workplaces:

  • About 1 in 6 people say they find their work either very or extremely stressful.
  • Work related stress accounts for over a third of all new incidents of ill health.
  • Stress is the leading cause of long-term absence in non-manual workers.
  • Sickness due to stress, anxiety or depression leads to an average of 30.2 working days lost per case.
  • In terms of your workplace, this means that stress-related problems are likely to affect you if you are a manager, as well as your staff. If you can effectively prevent and reduce stress in your team there can be significant benefits for you, your staff and your organisation.

In particular, by preventing and reducing stress for your employees, you are likely to:

  • Improve the health, well-being and engagement of your staff
  • Reduce sickness absence in your team, through reduced incidences of stress-related illnesses, ill-health exacerbated by stress and disengagement
  • Reduce staff turnover, as staff are more inclined to stay in your team and with your organisation
  • Improve the productivity and performance of individual staff members and the team as a whole
  • Reduce the risk of conflict and interpersonal problems within your team and between your staff and others
  • Improve creativity and problem-solving
  • Reduce the risk of litigation by staff and enforcement action by the HSE against your organisation
  • Reduce the risk of accidents and incidents.

Why are managers important for stress management?

Much of the responsibility for implementing the Health and Safety Executive’s Management Standards initiative, or any equivalent stress management process, falls on line managers. Managers play an important intermediary role between individual staff members and the organisation. As a result they can help determine how well an organisation manages stress in its employees. 
More importantly, managers have a huge impact on the work related stress of their employees. Surveys have found that management style is often cited in the top three causes of work related stress overall.
  • Managers can prevent (or, conversely, cause) stress by the way that they behave towards their employees
  • Managers' influence may mean employees can be protected from, or exposed to, stressful working conditions, for instance negotiating an extension to a deadline in a team that is already working to full capacity.
  • Working closely with the team, managers are well positioned to identify stress in their staff at an early stage.
  • If one of their employees suffers from stress, the manager is likely to be involved in the solution.
  • Managers are likely to be responsible for the uptake and roll-out of risk assessments for work related stress within their team/department.