Stress Awareness Month

Stressed woman suffering from a burnout

April marks Stress Awareness Month and throughout it WeAreTheCity will be highlighting the effect stress can have on an individual and provide insights into how to overcome stress.

Stress is the feeling of being under too much pressure, either mentally or emotionally. This pressure turns into stress when you feel unable to cope. Stress can affect every part of you – from how you behave, to how much sleep you get and to how well your immune system works.

According to the National Health Service (NHS), work, relationships and money problems are some of the most common triggers of stress.

Stress Awareness Month is a chance for health care professionals, employers and those affected by stress to raise awareness of the symptoms and how to cope with it.

Everyday, we will feature a different article around stress, how to recognise the signs, and how to cope with it.

Find a selection of some of our articles below:

Train your mind on the tube: 5 exercises to completely de-stress on your commute

When you are travelling to or from work on the tube it may well be that your most common experience whilst you are pressed up against that not-so-fresh armpit, with someone’s bag lodged in an inconvenient part of your anatomy, that you are simply wishing to be anywhere but where you are in that moment.

Ten Small Lifestyle Changes that Could Really Reduce Your Stress LevelsTen small lifestyle changes that could really reduce your stress levels

The total number of working days lost in Great Britain due to work related stress, depression or anxiety in 2014/15 was 9.9 million days.

As the culture of working long hours becomes more ingrained and developments in technology mean that clients expect fast and around-the-clock service, the mental and physical health of everybody working in the corporate world is suffering.

workplace stress-thumbnailHow to cope with workplace stress

With working lives that are busier than ever, and communication devices that keep us “switched on” at all hours of the day and night, it’s getting harder than ever to escape workplace stress.

In fact, according to the most recent Labour Force Survey (LFS) conducted by the UK’s Health and Safety Executive, there were 11.2 million working days lost in 2013/14 due to stress, depression or anxiety.

 

Alison Simpson
About the author

Alison is the Digital Content Editor for WeAreTheCity. She has a BA Honours degree in Journalism and History from the University of Portsmouth. She has previously worked in the marketing sector and in a copywriting role. Alison’s other passions and hobbies include writing, blogging and travelling.

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