Title Reducing Occupational Stress in Employment
Project Number 142840-LLP-1-2008-1-IE-LEONARDO-LMP
Product Person and Work-Directed Stress Management Intervention
Title Person and Work-Directed Stress Management Intervention
Product Type website
Marketing Text The ROSE project team have developed and implemented an online web based person and work directed stress management intervention. This stress management intervention can be used to reduce occupational stress and burnout amongst staff working with people with mental health problems and intellectual disability in vocational training and occupational centres across the EU.
The features of the ROSE website person-directed intervention have not previously been combined in such a way (web-based with self-selection of participants) for this target group. By investigating evidence for online delivery of cognitive behaviour therapy and online delivery of stress management interventions, the style of delivery of the ROSE project has been developed.
The style of the web-based intervention includes a wide array of different modules for website users to try to make it easier to find something that is personally useful for reducing their levels of stress. It also allows people to use the stress management interventions in their own time, using the website as often or as little as is necessary for them.
Target group This programme will educate managers, trainers and support workers to manage work-related stress. The programme will therefore contribute to the well-being of an important group of staff who contribute to the social inclusion of people with disabilities. This project will provide managers and individual staff with information on stress management and provide them with the basis to learn and practice new skills that will contribute to their effectiveness in work and assist them in integrating within new work contexts either within their own member state or other member states. The development of an open web based programme will mean that managers and staff will be able to regularly access information and guidance and this regularity of access is likely to reinforce their learning and provide them with support.
Result It is anticipated that this stress management intervention will facilitate overall staff retention through reducing individual stress and 'burn-out'. It will also provide data and information to support local services and European Commission initiatives on social inclusion, workplace support, policy harmonisation and mental health. The stress management intervention was piloted prior to its launch. The full test package was launched in June 2010.
Area of application The stress management intervention will be used to reduce occupational stress and burnout amongst staff working with people with mental health problems and intellectual disability in vocational training and occupational services across 5 EU countries.