SAD header.pngThe 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 on 1 November.

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. 

If you’re not in a workplace and want to share what you do when you’re feeling stressed you can let us know by tweeting us @Mindcharity #NationalStressAwarenessDay17

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Our managing stress information booklet explains when and how stress can be bad for you, and provides helpful strategies for dealing with it and where to go for further help.

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Our emotional intelligence and resilience training will help you identify triggers to stress, learn about resilience and how this can help you in and out of the workplace

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Tips for dealing with stress

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Taking steps to look after your wellbeing can help you deal with pressure, and reduce the impact that stress has on your life.

Even though there are likely to be some things happening in your life that you can't control, there are still lots of practical things you can do to manage the amount of pressure you're under day to day.

Read our advice on managing stress.

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