TRAINING sessions to help firms cope with stress in the workplace are on the agenda.
Kirklees Better Health at Work is staging five events at the Textile Centre of Excellence, Red Doles Lane, Huddersfield, to raise awareness of stress in the workplace and offer advice and support to businesses and individuals.
A one-day course aimed at individuals who feel they may be experiencing stress will be held from 9.30am to 3pm on December 1, January 17 next year and March 20.
And a one-day course to equip managers with practical skills and up-to-date information to identify and manage stress in the workplace will be held at the same times on December 14 and February 7, next year.
Stress management workshops – each lasting two-and-a-half hours and running over six weeks – are also under way. Bite-size training sessions are also on offer covering topics such as stress management; the benefits of a mentally healthy workplace; handling difficult situations and recruitment, selection and retention.
Kirklees Better Health at Work, based at Wakefield Road in Huddersfield, is a partnership between Kirklees Council, the NHS, the Health and Safety Executive and Job Centre Plus to support small and medium-sized businesses in Kirklees.