Stress Awareness Week – 2-5 November
Stress is one of life’s great levellers: we’ve all experienced it because being under pressure at times is an unavoidable part of normal life. But when we start to feel overwhelmed by stress, this can lead to longer-term mental health problems. Stress Awareness Week is an opportunity for us all to reflect on ways that stress can affect us as well as what we can do to manage it before it becomes a problem.
Millions of people in the UK experience stress to the point of it becoming damaging to their health and wellbeing. In fact, at some point in the last year, the Mental Health Foundation state that 74% of us have felt stressed to the point of being unable to cope.
Stress Awareness Week is an ideal opportunity to start looking after yourself and break down the individual stressors in your life. Failure to deal with stress in your life effectively can lead to serious health problems, including increased blood pressure, susceptibility to heart disease and a decline in the immune system.
This is a last resort to be avoided at all costs. As a responsible and caring employer, CityCare encourages all staff to talk openly about stress and supports a culture where there is no shame or judgement attached to admitting that things have become too much for you.
If you would like to find out more about building up a stress management toolkit for yourself then click here to explore the International Stress Management Association (ISMA) website for further information and support.
Date published: 3 November 2021