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The Truth About Stress and How to Manage It

Host: D2N2 Growth Hub
Venue: Mansfield i-Centre, Hamilton Way, Mansfield, NG18 5BR
Date: Tuesday 16th October, 2018
Time: 9am - 12.30pm
Cost: Free

This workshop is hosted by D2N2 Growth Hub in partnership with Oxford Innovation, and is part-funded through the European Regional Development Fund.


There are many myths about stress; most of them are misleading at best, and dangerous at worst. What is true is that 49% of sick days lost at work are due to stress or stress-related issues. Ignoring stress and hoping it goes away is a popular approach but, in fact, this makes things much, much worse, leading to sometimes devastating and life-shortening consequences.

Stress comes from a multitude of sources. We can’t always change that, but we can change how we deal with it, and thus, use stress in a positive and productive way. We can then reduce, or even negate, the damaging effects of stress, and so protect and improve our health, career, family, and everything else that is important.

This interactive workshop is designed to dispel the myths about stress, and get right to the truth of the matter. You will be armed with the information and tools you need to tackle this difficult issue effectively and proactively, and so learn how to calmly and confidently take back control.

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is open to small and medium-sized businesses based in Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.


9am - 9.30am: Arrival, tea and coffee and networking

9.30am: Introduction to D2N2 Growth Hub

9.40am: Workshop presentation, Kate Thorpe

10.45am: Tea and Coffee break

11am: Workshop presentation, Kate Thorpe

12 noon: Finish


About the Trainer: Kate Thorpe

As an international Therapist and Stress Management Coach, Kate is deeply passionate about creating and supporting the transformation that occurs when stress and anxiety are overcome. She works with individuals 1:1 or in groups, both face to face and online, whether in bespoke therapy, live training, or via her signature Stress Management Solutions Skills for Life Program (an online intensive course in personal stress management). In addition, Kate works with businesses and organisations, delivering workshops and presentations on all things stress management, and consulting on the firm's Stress Management Strategy. Kate has worked with clients throughout the UK, the USA, Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.

A solicitor in her previous career, Kate’s extensive corporate experience adds a uniquely practical and empathetic dimension to her work. Her interactive Training Programmes and Workshops are based on real-life experience and examples. Topics covered include How to Beat Workplace Stress, Stress Management Solutions - Skills for Life, Presenting with Confidence, The Sound Sleep Strategy, and Effective Assertiveness, to name a few.

An accomplished Public Speaker, Trainer, Coach and Therapist, Kate enjoys sharing knowledge and information on all aspects of stress, and anxiety management. She offers a free coaching session which can be booked at:



This event is part-funded via the European Regional Development Fund, therefore we are required to evidence that you are a small to medium enterprise.

There will be a couple of forms that will need to be completed either prior to the event or on the day and these will be sent to you once you have registered. One form is to ensure you are a small to medium enterprise, the second is to capture any business support you have received over the last 3 years to ensure you haven’t exceeded €200,000. If you have previously completed these forms at a Growth Hub event you will not have to complete another set.

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