According to Health & Safety Executive (HSE) figures for 2001/2004, some 13.0 million working days for 560,000 people in the UK are lost to work related stress - making ‘stress, anxiety and depression’ the second most common cause of work related illness.
Accessible from a PC or company intranet, MyKnowledgeMap (MKM)'s 'It Can Happen To Anyone' personal stress management and wellbeing e-learning course is a self-help toolkit for individuals and organisations to help reduce stress, improve health and well being, and improve both personal and organisational performance.
Written by stress specialist Dr Rosemary Anderson, the course helps users understand, identify, and learn to reduce stress; find out how to adopt a healthier lifestyle and improve personal well-being; discover tips and techniques to feel more confident and achieve their potential.
The easy-to-use, content-rich course provides a wide range of e-learning topics, including in-depth analyses, helpful tips and suggestions and interactive activities including questionnaires and a quiz, creating a personalised, printable action plan for each user, together with certification of completion.
The course comprises two modules - 'Understanding Stress and Well-being' and 'Helping Yourself'. It includes a basic course that can be completed in about two hours and an in-depth version, featuring research and anecdotal data for users with a greater interest in health and well being.
Each module can be purchased and studied as a stand alone programme by registering for content access (subscriptions are £25 each or £40 for both).
Multiple use discounts are provided for 'It Can Happen To Anyone' which is also available for installation on organisation intranets using an MKM supplied learning environment or its user's learning management system.
• Under the UK's Health & Safety At Work Act (1974), employers have a duty of care to take steps to ensure that staff do not suffer stress-related illness as a result of their work
• Under the UK's Management of Health And Safety at Work Regulations (1999), employers have a duty to risk assess for work related stress
Founded in 2000, MyKnowledgeMap (often known as MKM) is a dynamic company delivering web-based knowledge systems designed by individuals, for the individual.
Operating in the corporate, public and education sectors, MKM's range of products and services includes:
• Academies: MKM is the UK's leading supplier of infrastructure systems for national skill academies, including those in the UK for food & drink manufacturing, sport & active leisure, care, and retail. MKM's e-academy infrastructure helps learners and people with a stake in a particular skill to progress from entry to degree level. Working with the UK's national Sector Skills Councils (MKM's clients include Skillsmart Retail, Improve and SkillsActive), MKM has pioneered online academies that can help people with everything from day-to-day productivity to discovering and achieving relevant qualifications. MKM also offers e-academies tailored to the needs of organisations in the private and local government sectors
• Skills diagnostics: MKM's Skills Diagnostic suite allows clients to build their own system of skills diagnosis and training regimens. Its sophisticated software tools are designed to meet clients' specific needs, and to facilitate, not impose, the required solutions
• Learning: MKM's e-learning solutions, including e-learning content, delivery systems and teaching aids, are used by a worldwide and growing range of organisations from Lloyds TSB to the RSPB; from manufacturing to retailing; from the police to local authorities; from the University of York to colleges in Delhi, Bahrain and Nairobi. MKM produces inventive and versatile applications that are can be shaped and contextualised by their users to meet the rapidly-changing needs of contemporary work and training, either for use within an e-Academy environment or as stand-alone products.
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