Course curriculum

  • 1

    Understanding Stress - Learning Objectives

    • Understanding Stress

    • Introduction

    • Learning Objectives

  • 2

    Module 1: What is Stress?

    • Module 1

    • Module 1: What is stress?

    • What is stress?

    • What is the fight and flight response?

    • What are the signs of the fight and flight response?

    • So… what’s this got to do with us feeling stressed?

    • Can stress be helpful?

    • What is the stress process?

    • Is stress a mental health problem?

    • How common is stress?

    • Module 1 Summary

  • 3

    Module 2: What are the signs and symptoms of stress?

    • Module 2

    • What are the signs and symptoms of stress?

    • Bodily symptoms

    • Question:

    • Thought-related symptoms

    • Question:

    • Emotional symptoms

    • Question:

    • Behavioural symptoms

    • Question:

    • Module 2 Summary

  • 4

    Module 3: What are the different types of stress?

    • Module 3

    • What are the different types of stress?

    • Acute stress

    • Episodic acute stress

    • Chronic stress

    • Work-related stress

    • What are the signs of work-related stress?

    • Exercise

    • What work-related factor might be the source of the problem?

    • How common is work-related stress?

    • How is stress different to burnout?

    • How is stress different to depression?

    • Module 3 Summary

  • 5

    Module 4: What causes stress?

    • Module 4

    • What causes stress?

    • What can cause stress: Personal problems

    • What can cause stress: Employment difficulties

    • What can cause stress: Housing-related problems

    • What causes stress: Money

    • Question:

    • Why do some people feel stressed by these things but not others?

    • Module 4 summary

  • 6

    Module 5: What are the biological effects of stress?

    • Module 5

    • What are the biological effects of stress?

    • Stress hormones

    • Adrenaline

    • Cortisol

    • Module 5 summary

  • 7

    Module 6: What can help with stress?

    • Module 6

    • Learn how to relate to stress differently

    • Identify your triggers: keep a diary

    • Break things down

    • Plan your time

    • Tips to plan your time: exercise

    • Tips to plan your time: connect with others

    • Tips to plan your time: gratitude

    • Sleep hygiene

    • Diet

    • What about our thoughts?

    • Breathing and relaxation techniques

    • Prevention techniques for stress at work

    • What if the work-stress continues?

    • Treatments

    • Module 6 Summary

  • 8

    Assessment

    • Assessment

    • Stress Assessment

  • 9

    Feedback

    • Feedback

    • Feedback Questionnaire