Wellbeing matters: Managing stress (half-day course)

Wellbeing at work is becoming increasingly more important for organisations. Encouraging ‘wellbeing at work’ positively impacts employee’s engagement and sustainable performance.

Wellbeing matters: Managing stress (half-day course)

This course explores what is meant by wellbeing and considers how organisations might really work to promote wellbeing in the workplace. 

As an employer there is a vital role to play in managing staff health and wellbeing, particularly through the promotion of policies and behaviours which support a positive working culture and positive engagement.

The session combines sharing effective wellbeing tools and techniques with an opportunity to think about what it would mean to be ‘serious about wellbeing’ and the impact this can have with real life good practice examples.

We live in demanding times and people want to be seen to be able to cope with the pressures that are placed upon them. Sometimes it is difficult for individuals and companies to acknowledge how stressful things might be.

Get to grips – learn to control your emotions and deal with stress. You, a colleague or a member of your team may be entering a new role, experiencing a step-up in your responsibilities, covering for someone who is off, coming back to work – or maybe you just have a lot to do!

This course aims to identify, support and equip you to deal with pressure before it reaches a critical point and becomes stress. Participants will have the opportunity to explore practical and realistic tools to add to their self-help toolkit and ‘get to grips’ with the difficult situations that trigger stress.

What we will cover:

  • Exploring stress and pressure
  • Stress and its effect on individuals – the physical and emotional effects and what might tip people over the edge
  • Personal pressure awareness – what are your triggers?
  • Handling stress tool box – quick and effective techniques to use in high pressure situations
  • Doing less or being less accommodating: Are you managing your time? Do you need to say ‘no’ more often? Pre-empting pressure
  • Anticipating stress – getting a grip on situations that might cause excess pressure.

Who should attend?

This course is useful for all staff across your organisation.

Tahira Hussain

Equality and diversity Tahira Hussain

Tahira Hussain has extensive experience working in the statutory and voluntary sectors. She had a 16-year career in social work, mental health, community development, charity and the housing sector.

Tahira has a successful track record in consultancy, training and project management. As an experienced project manager Tahira has delivered a range of projects, these include equality and diversity, domestic abuse awareness and inclusion strategies. Tahira has worked across a range of customer groups, including young people foyers, care homes, sheltered schemes and refuges in a contractual and consultancy capacity delivering therapy support, engaging with service users and training staff.  Tahira delivers one to one and group coaching to young people and families to develop confidence, increase self-esteem, develop goals and manage wellbeing.

Qualified as a cognitive behavioural psychotherapist, she is a member of the BABCP and BPS and regularly delivers training sessions to organisations across a range of developing awareness topics in this area, including mental health awareness, managing mental health, autism and ADHD challenges and support, challenging behaviours, child protection and safeguarding. Tahira is also NLP qualified.

As a qualified and experienced specialist psychological therapist in primary mental health care she treats people with depression, worry and anxiety covering a range of issues. She has an excellent record in achieving recovery and integrating good practice in multi-agency support in patient centred therapy treatment plans. Working with a range of ages and groups, Tahira works on a one to one basis and in groups to deliver support. She has experience working with families of children with a disability, ADHD, Autism and Dyspraxia. Exploring wellbeing, tools and interventions with a focus on coping mechanisms and understanding different elements of managing on a day to day basis, Tahira utilises an experiential learning and development approach to ensure client led intervention and client focused decision making. Her approach is to empower and enable individuals to identify and manage wellbeing methods and self-help techniques based on CBT tools.

She also delivers psychological therapies as a school counsellor at Chethams School of Music supporting young people with a range of disorders including depression, worry, anxiety covering issues including bereavement, loss, PTSD, family, relationships, eating disorders, confidence and self-esteem issues using CBT based interventions. She also runs private client therapy sessions. This is combined with regular staff training sessions on areas including counselling, support skills and focused topics such as self-harm and dual diagnosis approaches.

Working as  a training associate for national agencies she has utilised her experience in the housing, health and care sector and delivered a menu of training packages aimed to support staff, stakeholders and residents on a range of topics including mental health awareness, mental health and wellbeing, safeguarding children and adults, equality and diversity, stress management, managing depression, effective psychological interventions, recovering from trauma and developing self-esteem.

Tahira is also an approved therapist and associate for Anxiety UK to support wellbeing and awareness of mental health through training, briefings, regular events and seminars.