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Stress Awareness Month

1-30 Apr 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This stress awareness month we will be sharing tips, tools and resources to help you manage unwanted stress both at work and at home by educating you on the possible causes of stress at work and home, and sharing advice, tools, techniques and resources that may support staff in reducing unwanted stress.

You can’t always prevent stress, but there are lots of things you can do to manage stress better. Firstly its important to identify what is causing you stress at home and at work. At CUH we understand that Change, Control and Demand are 3 factors that often  cause stress for staff in large organisations and so will be focusing on educating and supporting staff on reducing stress and creating techniques to support our staff in these areas.

How to tackle stress related to:

Change:

We know sudden change can cause stress and anxiety for many of us and finding a way to manage these feelings is important to support our mental wellbeing. Using tools or techniques can be very helpful when change is beyond our control. We have a free tool kit that has a range of exercises to support you in reducing stress and supporting your mental wellbeing. 

To download the guide visit the Emotional and mental health section Developing your understanding.

Heath Assured also offer support and guidance in dealing with change including a ‘Cope-Better-with-Change‘ 4 week training programme booklet you can follow, a webinar and over the phone counselling (24/7 free and confidential call 0800 783 2808).

Control:

We all have felt stress due to a feeling of lack of control or loss of control, especially in situations that are out of our control or influence. These situations and feelings can cause stress and anxiety for many of us and finding a way to manage these feelings is important to support our mental wellbeing both at work and home.

Heath Assured offer support and guidance in dealing with control and situations that result in you feeling a lack of control  including a ‘Cope-Better-with-Pressure‘ 4 week training programme booklet you can follow, a webinar on the topic and over the phone counselling (24/7 free and confidential call 0800 783 2808).

Demand: 

Working in a highly demand job or having an demanding personal life (or in many cases both) can put a big strain on your mental and physical wellbeing. Finding a way to balance work and a personal life is essential to living well and managing stress.

Often demands are beyond our control, but our responses and reactions to demand can be adjusted to reduce stress and anxiety and improve our quality of life by applying techniques, plans and schedules.

Heath Assured offer support and guidance in leading a balanced life including a ‘Pacing-Life‘ 4 week training programme booklet you can follow, a webinar on the topic and over the phone counselling (24/7 free and confidential call 0800 783 2808).

Get support

Stress in small amounts is normal and can be helpful to individuals, however unwanted stress and stress that causes an impact on an individuals life and emotional or physical wellbeing should be treated. For information on mental health services available to you please our emotional and mental health section ‘Where to get help‘.

To reduce stress you could also:

Other things that may help:

  • share your problems with family or friends
  • make more time for your interests and hobbies
  • take a break or holiday
  • take some regular exercise and make sure you’re eating healthily
  • make sure you’re getting enough sleep (see tips on better sleep)

 


Find out how we can help you…

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