The 1st Wednesday in November marks Stress Awareness Day.
We all feel stressed sometimes.
Feelings of stress are normally triggered by things happening in your life which could involve:
🔸being under lots of pressure
🔸facing big changes
🔸worrying about something
🔸not having much or any control over the outcome of a situation
🔸having responsibilities that you’re finding overwhelming
🔸not having enough work, activities or change in your life
🔸times of uncertainty
There might be one big thing causing you stress, but stress can also be caused by a build-up of small pressures. This might make it harder for you to identify what’s making you feel stressed, or to explain it to other people.
Remember that whatever you’re going through that’s causing you stress, you don’t have to cope with it alone. Sometimes sharing your experiences with people who’ve been through something similar can help you feel less alone.
Our wellbeing groups offer supportive spaces where you can talk openly about stress and your mental health. All our groups are recovery focused and offer peer and professional support.
Visit Mind for more information about stress, what might cause it and how it can affect you.