Manage Your Wellbeing

Manage Your Wellbeing

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of adults overwhelmed or unable to cope at some point in the past year

Why Managing Wellbeing Matters

Stress is a normal reaction to everyday pressures, which everyone at some point in their life experiences whether it’s at work and there is a tight deadline which needs to be met or perhaps at home they may be financial pressures which are creating feelings of stress and anxiety. In the short term, if the pressure doesn’t continue for prolonged periods of time, the human body has innate coping mechanisms and will quickly recover as soon as the pressure has lifted.
Unfortunately long-term stress and anxiety has been steadily rising in the population for a number of years, even before the pandemic or the global challenges we are all experiencing today and when stress becomes chronic, it can be overwhelming and be harmful to both physical and emotional wellbeing.
In the workplace, pressure is unavoidable due to the ever-increasing demands and challenges organisations are facing. In deed in some instances pressure can be a good thing, when it is perceived as being at an acceptable level for the individual, as it can help focus the mind and provide motivation. However when pressure becomes excessive or unmanageable for pro-longed periods of time, it can lead to anxiety, depression and serious life threatening diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and dementia.

The World Health Organisation has referred to Stress as the health epidemic of the 21st Century

In the updated edition of the Stevenson Farmer report it was estimated that the total cost per year of poor mental health was between £2,100 and £2,900, per employee. A staggering £21,000 – £29,000 for a team of 10!

Managing Your Stress To Achieve More

Who is it for?

The Managing Your Stress To Achieve More learning Experience is for anyone who feels that stress is having a negative impact upon their performance at work, their health or their home life. Stress does not discriminate, it can and does affect anyone regardless of their gender, age, background or job role. This learning experience is designed for learners who want to take back control of their lives, spend less time feeling stressed and anxious, have more energy, enjoy life more and perform at their best.

What does it do?

This is not a typical stress management programme which provides learners with a toolkit of breathing activities, exercises, tips for getting a better night’s sleep, or meditation. These strategies are all excellent ways of alleviating stress in the moment, what we call the first aid approach. However the Jigsaw Discovery approach builds on the learning from the Jigsaw Discovery Foundation programme, and starts by learners identifying the underlying behavioural drivers of the stress they experience. Leveraging their knowledge of their personal strengths and behavioural preferences learners start to work on transforming the way they think about work and stressful situations, developing practical strategies which will dramatically reduce their long-term feelings of being stressed and anxious, enabling learners to lead happier, more fulfilling and successful lives.

How will our employees benefit?

Managing Your Stress To Achieve More will enable your employees to:

  • Have conscious awareness of situations and events which they find stressful and the underlying drivers which are the real source of their stress
  • Understand how chronic stress can develop if they do not manage their stress levels and the impact unmanaged stress will have upon their wellbeing and performance
  • Have a toolkit of techniques and strategies for managing their stress levels and stressful situations that will work for them
  • Know how a strategic shift in thinking can help to dramatically reduce and remove the feelings of stress and being anxious for prolonged periods of time
  • Have a plan of actions they can do that week to immediately start to manage and reduce their stress levels

But the benefits don’t stop with the employees, healthy and happy employees support the building of successful and sustainable organisations which have:

  • Higher levels of productivity and performance
  • Psychological Safety embedded into the organizational culture
  • Increased levels of engagement
  • Reduced levels of absenteeism and presenteeism