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  1. 1. © 2020 PCC What is stress? “Work related stress is the adverse reaction people have to excessive pressure or other types of demand placed upon them” (HSE) and/or, for instance the unknown, uncertainty, anxious times….
  2. 2. © 2020 PCC Recognising stress at work – signs… Psychological Emotional Physical Behavioural • Concentration • Decision making • Memory lapses • Distracted • Less creative • Worrying • Negative • Anxiety • Tearful • Irritability • Mood swings • Sensitivity • Defensive • Demotivated • Anger • Low esteem • Muscle tension • Mild Infections • Skin irritation • Weight +/- • Indigestion • Panic attacks • Tiredness • Hyperventilation • Drink / drugs • Timekeeping • Workaholic • Absenteeism • Self neglect • Withdrawn • Recklessness • Nervousness International Stress Management Association Internal External
  3. 3. © 2020 PCC Managing stress - ideas What How Talk To someone, somehow Breathe Breathe in for as long as it takes to read this, breathe out for as long as it takes to read this Find some quiet Headspace Move Drop your shoulders Decatastrophise Reframe thoughts
  4. 4. © 2020 PCC Reducing stress – so that • Your mind and body feel a little better • You’re more able to focus on tasks • You’re getting through this difficult time Finding strategies that work for you is important.
  5. 5. © 2020 PCC Taking control of stress – building your resilience Most of us will suffer work-related stress. This live online training session on 16 and 23 July will show you how to understand the things that cause you stress (“stressors”) and how to become more stress-resistant. You may not be able to avoid all the causes of stress, but you can become better at recognising them and at building up your reserves of resilience to mitigate the effects of stress. The training will be delivered via four 60 minute webinars and delegates will need to take part in all four sessions.
  6. 6. © 2020 PCC For more information If you need help navigating your way through COVID 19 with personal development or managing your work and team please contact