Stress is our body’s natural way of responding to the demands of life and is something we all experience.

It is often seen in a negative light, however in many cases, stress is a healthy reaction and helps us cope with the challenges life throws at us.

When you start to feel stressed, it can be helpful to take time to get clear about what the cause of your stress it. Is it really your partner, children or family, or is it because you’re feeling pressure at work?

Often on their own, we can deal with the stresses of daily life; it’s when they all converge together that creates chronic stress and that is much harder to manage.

Stress management strategies at work

Managing stress as a team

Organise frequent team meetings that offer employees a chance to feel supported:

Stress is a real part of our lives, what can you do in the next week or fortnight to support your own stress management? What actionable steps could you use to help support your team?

For more information about stress management read our article on Resilience in the workplace or check out these 7 free health and wellbeing apps as recommended by our clinicians

 

 

 

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