The first Wednesday in November each year is National Stress Awareness Day.
We all know what it’s like to feel stressed - being under pressure is a normal part of life. But becoming overwhelmed by stress can lead to mental health problems or make existing problems worse.
National Stress Awareness Day is a great opportunity to take a moment to think about our wellbeing and find advice or support on managing stress. We’ve got some suggestions for how you can join the conversation about stress.
Create a Stress Awareness Space at your workplace
For us to maintain our wellbeing, noticing what’s making us stressed helps us learn how we can deal with it. This is particularly important in the workplace where stresses of workload and working relationships are common.
We’re asking employers to start the conversation about stress in the workplace. By creating a Stress Awareness Space, staff can share their thoughts and feelings when they are feeling stressed
It can make a huge difference sharing how you’re feeling with friends and colleagues. By sharing you could get some great advice and tips or find you can support other colleagues who need help.
Simply print out the images below and add to your workplace or home, completing the cards with what you do when stressed.
Whether you’re in a workplace, at home or at school and want to share what you do when you’re feeling stressed you can let us know by tagging @norfolkandwaveneymind #NationalStressAwarenessDay on our social media feeds.