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Wildgoose launches ‘stress-busting’ L&D programme

The Stress-Less programme is designed to teach participants the difference between negative and beneficial stress
24/05/2018

Pictured: Stress-Less has already been delivered to representatives from more than 15 different organisations

Wildgoose has created a bespoke learning and development programme designed to help organisations recognise and combat negative stress in the workplace.
 
The Stress-Less programme, developed in partnership with Kat Hounsell, mental wellbeing expert and founder of Everyday People, is designed to teach participants the difference between negative and beneficial stress, while equipping them with the tools to spot, manage and combat stress themselves and within their teams.
 
Stress-Less has already been delivered to representatives from more than 15 different organisations, with other programmes set to be delivered over the coming weeks.

Jim Alexander, head of learning and development, said: “We’re delighted to have run our Stress-Less programme for representatives from over 15 companies already as part of their wider strategies to boost mental health in the workplace. We’re seeing a growing trend in the number of companies beginning to realise the damaging impact poor employee mental health can have on productivity and employee engagement.” 
 
Mental health and wellbeing is quickly becoming a key area of interest for Wildgoose following the recent publication of its Mental Health in the Workplace survey, which found:

• 62 per cent of people have taken time off in the last year due to anxiety and depression
• 44 per cent of those who took time off gave a different non-mental health-related excuse
• 42 per cent of people who have suffered with stress or mental health-related issues attempted to carry on with work as normal and suffer in silence
• Only 10 per cent would tell their managers that they were struggling


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