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SME's tool to prevent burnout
Start date: Dec 1, 2016, End date: May 31, 2019 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The aim of the project is to prevent burnout at work and raise resilience by developing toolkits for SMEs staff, management staff, SME owners to help them to forecast burnout ( develop coaching and counselling methods and tools) recognize the warning signs, to take steps to get balance back and to change peoples’ approach to a balanced life, to improve working conditions, reduce the cost of burnout, stress. The project outcomes will be E-learning tutorials with webinars, videos with recorded coaches, questionnaires to self-assess. The project supports ICT-based teaching learner-centred, promotes access to and learning through OER. The project will also develop framework about burnout and resilience (background) , the assessment to explore and recognize B&R and guidelines for workshops. Burnout is a rapidly growing problem for both employees and employers in all European countries, it is a state of emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. According to the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work — facts and figures stress is the second most frequently-reported work-related health problem, affecting 22% of workers from the EU. Studies suggest that stress is a factor in between 50% and 60% of all lost working days. This represents a huge cost in terms of both human distress and impaired economic performance. The number of people suffering from stress-related conditions caused or made worse by work is likely to increase due to the changing world of work which is making increased demands on workers. If the stress response continues over a longer period, or if it is particularly intense, this may have pathological ramifications. Research has proven that stress at work is associated with cardiovascular diseases , musculoskeletal diseases , immunological problems , and problems with mental health (anxiety and depression disorders).The project will develop 2 toolkitsthe toolkit for resilience - how to maintain,strenghten your own resilience, the toolkit - how to help others in strenghtening the resilience of others, assessment tool to explore and recognize burnout and resilience, framework - to give some background about burnout and resilience, and a gudelines for workshop in the elearning (m- learning) format. The project target group is SMEs sector (almost 99% of companies in Europe are SMEs.) , owners, managers ,as this sector often do not have enough financial resourses to organize trainings and is at risk of being left without support. Each partner will involved local participants who will participate in piloting and dissemination activities. They will be: SMEs staff, management staff, local partners staff. The project forecast that there should be also additional participants reached by dissemination and promotional acticities. The results of the project are overwhelming. Through the use of e- learning the general access to lifelong learning will be widen. Additionally, the project will improve the mobility of educators throughout Europe, of people involved in the project and the general mobility of employees and support the development of innovative ICT content. The project will cause a positive change such as:- the general working conditions will improve - less stress and tools to prevent burnout and raising resilience,- less people suffering from stress and equipped with tools to fight burnout and raise their resilience,- self - assessment tools to assess participants resilience and help them raise their resilience, - less people suffering from stress-related conditions caused by work (cardiovascular, musculoskeletal disease, immunological problems),- less absences caused by stress at work, decrease in the cost of these absences,- better health of staff, wellbeing, improved satisfaction with life, possitive emotions,-positive effect on health and resilience,- new courses/trainings - by that raised resilience of those people, extended knowledge on the burnout prevention,- impact on teachers/trainers/staff of the partners ' institutions - new methodology, didactics, new skills - improved knowledge of foreign languages,- further cooperation between institutions,- further cooperation between the partners within new European projects,- new contacts, professional relations for the target groups.
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