This Effectively Managing Workplace Pressure course leads you through the life-cycle of dealing with pressure, ranging from identification of triggers, managing personalities and balancing work and lifestyle. On top of this, this course will also equip you with proactive behaviours to embed positive methods implicitly.

Most importantly, the day is centred around practical workshops, based on real-life situations, to develop your practical strategies for dealing with pressure and deliver tangible takeaways to use back at the office.

More than half of all sick days in the UK are taken due to work-related pressure or stress. Symptoms such as fatigue, anxiety, feeling demoralised and/or irritable are all signs that someone may be suffering from occupational burnout. The associated health implications are worrying and completely avoidable.

Register on this course to take a measured step towards improving workplace mental health and alleviate your most negative influence – pressure.


Trainer: Lucy Oldfield
Dr Lucy Oldfield has experience of working in the private sector providing CBT-informed therapy to individuals and delivering wellbeing-focussed workshops to teams of professionals.

She is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and a lecturer in Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychology.

Lucy has specialist clinical knowledge and skills in treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, she also has extensive experience in using empirically supported psychological models to help individuals and groups to further enrich their lives.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the varying range of pressure and how to spot it in yourself and colleagues
  • Examine real-life examples of pressure and how to effectively alleviate it
  • Understand the importance of work-life balance and how to effectively manage it
  • Learn how to be prepared for pressure and swiftly deal with it, when required
  • Improve performance of yourself and your team by understanding the whole ‘life-cycle’ of pressure and how to combat it
09:15 - 09:45


09:45 - 10:00

Trainer's Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 10:30

The Nature of Pressure

  • Identifying what is meant by the term ‘pressure’
  • Where does pressure originate from?
  • Looking at a pressure situation you have been in: how did it come about? Why did it create pressure?
10:30 - 11:00

WORKSHOP I: Real-Life Scenario

In this session, you will be involved in a role-play inspired by a real-life situation. It will focus on the causes and effects of pressure and apply them to a rapidly changing situation – there will be time throughout to review best-practice ways of working to avoid pressure and improve positive decision-making.

11:00 - 11:15

Morning Break

11:15 - 12:00

The Importance of Being Self-Aware

  • Exploring the concept of ‘triggers’ and how they exacerbate pressure
  • Turning pressure into positivity
12:00 - 13:00


13:00 - 13:45

WORKSHOP II: Pressure and Prioritising

  • How to recognise and appropriately weight priorities
  • Expectations, how to manage them and deal with demand
  • Leveraging pressure within your organisation, both from internal and external sources of varying seniority
  • The role of teamwork in dealing with pressure and burnout
13:45 - 14:15

Managing Personalities

  • Identifying key personality types within an organisation and how to pre-empt their reactions to pressure
  • Briefing accurately and engagingly
  • Recognise common mistakes and how to overcome them
14:15 - 14:30

Afternoon Break

14:30 - 15:15

WORKSHOP III: Visualising Success

  • The importance of proactive goal setting to manage pressure
  • How to measure your concentration and ensure that tasks don’t dominate your day
  • Varying work and breaks to improve productivity
15:15 - 16:00

WORKSHOP IV: Being Prepared and Proactive

  • Exercises in good preparation to battle pressure
  • Balancing work and personal life
  • How lifestyle can embed implicit pressure-alleviating behaviours
  • Communication as an effective tool to combatting pressure
16:00 - 16:15

Feedback, Evaluation & Close

Central London

Q: I have special dietary requirements; how can I request this?

A: Special dietary requirements can be catered for, please ensure you include this in the further information box when registering your place. If you have forgotten to add this, you can also send your requirements to [email protected] or call 0800 014 2468. Please let us know as soon as possible so we can ensure your needs are met.

Q: Is lunch included?

A: Yes, a seated two-course hot buffet is served at lunch. Light breakfast is served in the morning and a wide selection of tea and coffee are served throughout the day.

Q: Is VAT included within the price?

A: Prices stated do not include VAT.

Q: What is your cancellation policy?

A: Cancellations must be received in writing 30 working days before the date of the event and will be subject to a £195+VAT administration fee. Cancellations received after this time will be subject to the full delegate fee. View full terms and conditions here

Q: Why haven’t I received the speaker’s presentation?

A: Speakers presentations are sent by email a week after the event date. Please contact a member of the team on 0800 014 2468 or [email protected] if it has been more than a week.

Q: Will there be WI-FI?

A: Yes, all our venues have the latest technology, offer full audio-visual support and high-speed wifi.

Q: I have just registered for the course, when will I receive the joining instructions?

A: You will receive the joining instructions and reminders, 2 weeks, 1 week and 3 days before the course date. Please check your spam box to see whether the joining instructions were sent there, if not please call 0800 014 2468 so we can have these sent to you immediately.

Q: I can no longer attend the course; can a colleague attend in my place?

A: Substitutions may be made up to 48 hours prior to the event. Please call 0800 014 2468 or email [email protected] with the replacement's details.

Q: Can’t find what you are looking for?

A: Why not contact a member of the team on 0800 014 2468 or email [email protected]

Q: Can I make a provisional booking?

A: Unfortunately, we do not accept provisional bookings. Registrations are subject to our terms and conditions. View terms and conditions here

Q: Can I book without a purchase order number?

A: Yes. After you have booked on to the course, simply email  [email protected] and attach the purchase order raised. Please quote your order reference number and the course you are booked onto.