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Stress Management & Resilience for Healthcare Professionals

Provider CPD Points Duration
Grow Medical from eMedicus Ltd.61 Day

It's always been true that alongside healthcare's genuinely rewarding nature, it's also one of the most stressful professions too. That's something that is profoundly increasing as the challenges of addressing patient load in a meaningful and supportive manner are undermined by an austere and deeply troubled operational environment. It is vital that those at the front line remain healthy, focused and resilient in the face of hugely increased pressures and this programme is about just that.

It's highly practical in nature and deals with practical issues and the right cognitive approaches to coping well. It tackles what to do if you are already in a darker place than you'd like and how best to approach these issues safely within Trusts that are behaving irrationally. At a more functional level, there are numerous causes and factors at play including loss of control, increased workload, poor self-care, stressful life events and maladaptive coping strategies. The effects of the resulting distress lead to increasing job dissatisfaction, attrition from academic practice, loss of empathy, cynicism, poor mental health and burnout. The cumulative effect of this also tends to increase the risk of medical errors. Overall, we're saying that this is serious stuff and this is a serious course to help you address these issues.


Going forward, we have made the decision to concentrate on our ever growing In House/Bespoke course delivery, rather than open courses. With ever greater financial pressures on Trusts, this allows us to deliver a lower per person cost, with no travel for delegates as an added bonus.

We are able to come into your trust and deliver highly cost-effective, first class training service to groups of typically between 8 – 20 delegates (larger numbers can be accommodated on request).  For 8 or more delegates, the in-house rate saves both Trust and individuals money, not to mention the time-saving from not having to travel. 

Most of our courses can be tailored to suit specific groups e.g. consultants, SAS doctors, allied healthcare professionals etc, or structured for mixed groups. We are also finding that 2 or 3 local trusts may join forces to put on a training course, allowing more attendees and thus lowering the cost per person still further.


Understanding Stress & its Impacts

  • Changing nature of healthcare and how this brings stress
  • How are things changing and where is it going
  • Insecurity & uncertainly stress
  • Impact of feeling you just aren't doing a great job
  • Practical, emotional and performance impacts
  • What is resilience (and what it isn't)
  • It's your life and your choices - but you have to be comfortable making them

Dealing with Inappropriate Load, Safely

  • Establishing you have an inappropriate load
  • Diagnosing why - fundamental to addressing it
  • Better planning to address load
  • Prioritisation techniques to reduce stress (and load)
  • How to approach your Trust, safely
  • Their responsibilities (and yours)
  • Avoiding their imposed guilt trip, positively
  • Professional recourse and approaches

Cognitive Approaches

  • Understanding the necessary biology and processing
  • Broken processing - how to spot it
  • The link between meaning, emotions and behaviour
  • How this affects decision-making
  • Subject to your own limbic responses - self-awareness
  • Developing mental coping scripts
  • Regaining control of how you feel

Emotional Intelligence & Resilience

  • Understanding emotional intelligence
  • How does stress and load negatively impact emotional intelligence
  • Examining the effects of emotional intelligence loss
  • What problems do we see and how do they spiral?
  • Regaining EI control
  • Practical approaches to protect against negative impacts
  • The PROACTIVE plan to maximise positive effects and minimise negative ones

Physical Approaches

  • Understanding the links between mental and physical health
  • It works both ways - symptoms can be causes
  • Physiological stress markers and how they create stress
  • Learning to use your physiology to reduce stress
  • Improving sense of control using physical techniques
  • Creating a physical-mental health plan

Managing Team Stress

  • Identifying signs & symptoms of stress in others
  • Building an early warning approach
  • Performing root cause to identify internal versus external stresses
  • Utilising a Maslow approach to creating stable environments
  • Actions & activities that build resilience
  • Providing appropriate support
  • Better deployment to reduce stress and improve resilience

Developing a Positive Rectification Plan

  • Identifying what in life isn't working and what to do about it
  • Use of the Work-Life Wheel to pinpoint areas for attention
  • Developing an action plan that works
  • Mental preparation for a changed life
  • Prioritising it for maximum effect
  • Making improvement in life balance and resilience a permanent life feature

Course Dates

  • ~ - 30th, Jun 2030


  • Standard Price: £0.00

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Healthcare is tough today and the training you receive must adequately address that reality. No idealism or wishy-washy, overly academic regurgitation, just focused, bang up-to-date, hard-hitting, highly practical courses designed to address the things you need to be very good at today. Equally, your study leave time and budget are both scarce and precious. We won’t waste your time, we work hard to provide the very best training at professionally sustainable fees (lower than many) and we NEVER compromise on learning quality. Other practical reasons include:

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  • Many courses are augmented by significant additional e-learning for depth
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