When we feel stress, we are experiencing the body’s reaction to a challenging situation. We have evolved over millennia to meet a challenge, or a threat, by either fighting it or running from it. This reaction is commonly known as the ‘fight or flight’ response, and is nature’s way of ensuring that we have a better chance of surviving a dangerous situation such as an encounter with a predator.
This important online learning package gives an overview and introduction to what stress is, how it works against you and your potential responses to stress. It covers Workplace stress, email stress and risk factors for work-related stress. It also gives some valuable advice and resources for dealing with stress.
Critical incident stress de-briefing
A specific on-line learning module has been produced by the Training Design Team to help our staff deal with critical incident stress management. The course is designed to reduce the effects of stress related disorders that can occur in emergency service personnel who have attended traumatic incidents.
This course can be completed as an individual or as a group. It aims to help employees understand why we carry out Critical Incident Stress Debriefs, the benefits of them to the individual, the team and the organisation.
Critical incident stress de-briefing is essentially a system of 3 parts:
- Defusing – Usually while still on incident ground
- Debriefing – Conducted by de-briefing team members
And where necessary:
- Counselling – Conducted by qualified counsellors