National Stress Awareness Day

National Stress Awareness Day is a chance to bring some focus to the subject of stress, something that affects everyone but can be misunderstood and ignored until it causes distress.  We hope the information shared in this post offers some insight and provides some useful resources.



Dealing with stress in the workplace

The warning signs of someone struggling to cope can include:

  • Arriving late at work
  • Working longer hours than usual
  • Appearing more anxious or nervous
  • Having mood swings
  • Being withdrawn
  • Losing motivation, confidence and commitment
  • Becoming more emotional, tearful, sensitive or aggressive
  • Being argumentative or defensive

Stress doesn’t just affect individuals, it can also affect teams, so building awareness of stress and the impact it can have on individuals and teams can be really beneficial, helping to build resilience and encouraging everyone within the workplace to be supportive of each other.

Stress awareness resources

There are many resources available to help understand more about stress and its impact, here are some links that you may find useful

MHFA Address Your Stress 

HSE Work related stress and how to tackle it 

NHS Every Mind Matters – Stress 

ACAS Dealing with stress guidance 

Don’t forget, we’re here to help

From providing advice and guidance where there may be a concern about an employee’s health in relation to their work to training your organisation to improve awareness of Mental Health at work.  We offer solutions that aim to work with you and for everyone.

Upcoming training dates

2 day Adult Mental Health First Aid