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National Stress Awareness Day 2020

Posted on 4th November 2020

National Stress Awareness Day on the first Wednesday in November aims to identify and reduce the stress factors in your life.

We all have stress in our lives. Some stress can be good for us , spurs us on to new things and enables us to reach our goals. However when stress levels cross a natural threshold we can become seriously unwell, mentally and physically.

7 emotional and psychological signs of stress are:

  1. Depression or anxiety.
  2. Anger, irritability, or restlessness.
  3. Feeling overwhelmed, unmotivated, or unfocused.
  4. Trouble sleeping or sleeping too much.
  5. Racing thoughts or constant worry.
  6. Problems with your memory or concentration.
  7. Making bad decisions.

They say the most stressful things in life are: The death of a loved one, divorce, moving house, major illness or injury and job loss. We will all experience these stressful events in our lives. The issue now is made worse and accelerated by the Coronavirus. Many people are coping with death and major illness whilst being scared for their jobs and the economic future.

If you are experiencing severe symptoms see your GP as soon as possible. Talk to your family and or employer and take a break.

Here are 7 Stress management tips:

To read more about stress management techniques follow this link

If you need someone to talk to call and refer yourself to the hear to Help project 0121 321 2377 or follow this link to make a referral on line