Course description

Recognising and coping with pressure and stress

Working in social care can be hugely rewarding but, like all jobs, care work can be stressful at times. 

Adult social care staff need to be resilient, to help them to cope better under pressure and continue to deliver high quality care and support.

This short course provides tips that help staff become resilient and recover quickly from difficulties. 

The course also provides team leaders and managers with the knowledge and understanding to build staff resilience at an individual level, at a team level and at an organisation level.

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • What is pressure at work

    • Impact of stress on quality of care and support

    • Understanding Resilience

    • What resilience looks like

    • Types of resilience

    • Recognising a resilient person

    • Why is resilience important?

    • Self-assessment. How resilient are you?

  • 2

    Coping with Pressure In-the-moment

    • Pressure In-the-moment

    • Strategies to cope with in-the-moment pressure

    • Techniques to manage your thoughts and emotions

    • Techniques to improve own self-awareness

  • 3

    Coping with Long term pressure

    • Recognising when long term pressure becomes a problem

    • How are you coping

    • Strategies to cope with long term pressure

    • Do you know how to look after yourself?

    • Getting the right work-life balance