International Stress Awareness Day is on Wednesday 1st November 2017

International Stress Awareness Day (INSAD) is one of the main events in the International Stress Management Association (ISMA) calendar. The theme this year  is 'Speak up and speak out about stress!' What are you going to do - whether at work or at home?

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Is work good for us?

Research has found there is clear evidence work is generally good for both our mental and physical health and wellbeing. When not working or out of work, this can lead to poor physical and mental health and this demonstrates that work can be a good therapy for us. Work is good for us and when... Continue Reading →

10 tips to be Stressing Less

More than a third say a colleague has complained about stress but didn’t receive employer support, while Health and Safety reps name stress as a major workplace hazard. Nearly half (44%) of UK workers know someone who has actually given up work due to stress, according to a new report. Stress is a normal part... Continue Reading →

Conflict at Work or at home

Conflict can arise at work or at home and the best thing to do is to resolve what the issue is and this is by listening to the other person’s viewpoint and then trying to negotiate and reaching a compromise. If you don’t compromise, whatever the issue is will get worse and could blow out... Continue Reading →

Quick way to relieve tension

This quick yoga stretch activity can be helpful for releasing muscle tension which can be as a result of a response to stress. 1. Stand relaxed, arms relaxed at your sides with your feet about a foot apart. 2. Look slightly up to the ceiling with your head back very slightly and hold for five seconds... Continue Reading →

Do you prioritise?

It is difficult to have a good work/life balance when we try to do too much at one time. You may be trying to be a good mother, father, brother, sister and to ensure that you are healthy both at work and at home, then it is good to prioritise. A great way not to get stressed... Continue Reading →

Why is stress rarely talked about at work?

It is being replaced by wellbeing, resilience and mental health as these appear to be a lot more ‘palatable’ for organisations. This means that it is up to the individual to be able to improve their own wellbeing by going to get their blood pressure checked or cholesterol check when an organisation has a health... Continue Reading →

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