In this module you will learn what stress is, why we experience it and some strategies for managing it. The learning outcomes for this module are: to understand why we experience stress and the symptoms of everyday and problematic stress.


Why We Experience Stress:

When considering why we experience stress many mental health professionals consider the evolutionary theory of stress.

Each of the key factors in understanding why we experience stress are represented below by an image with accompanying text underneath. Read through each factor by slowly dragging the selector to the right until you have read and familiarised yourself with all factors of why we experience stress:


Strategies for Managing Stress:

Now that you have an idea of the what stress is, how it occurs and why we experience it. Let’s look at a great collection of tips provided by the NHS, which can be included in a strategy to manage stress if it should occur.

Select the arrows to the left of each stress management tip in the accordion below to reveal and learn a number of great approaches to manage stress:


The following section contains a number of questions to provide you with a quick knowledge test to help you retain the information from this module. After answering the question proceed through the remaining questions by selecting the blue arrow at the bottom right of each set of answers:


Upon completion of this module’s material above, select the “mark complete” or “next module” button below to record your progress. This will save your place and your work on the course thus far and will enable you to complete the assessment at the end of the course.