Mental Health Awareness Day November 2022

National Stress Awareness Day was set up by the International Stress Management Association, with the mission of raising awareness of the effects of psychological distress in the workplace and strategies to address it.

On 2nd November 2022 we are joining the masses to help spread information and help anyone who is affected by stress. Whether its work or juggling the balance of relationships, childcare, finances – there are many things that contribute to stress and can lead to further mental health problems.
We need to be able to manage our stress and here are some tips and ideas to help.

1. Work life balance
Did you know that a year’s worth of lunch breaks equates to almost 6 extra weeks of annual leave? This is what Laura Archer, author of ‘Gone For Lunch: 52 things to do in your lunch break discovered when she decided to reclaim her lunch breaks for herself. The results were increased energy, happiness, and greater job satisfaction. Read more here

2. Exercise
Activity, exercise, nutrition and sleep all have a huge impact on mental health – Here are 5 practical tips for achieving better physical and mental health through regular exercise – Video

3. Burnout
Burnout is a state of physical and emotional exhaustion. It can occur when you experience long-term stress in your job, or when you have worked in a physically or emotionally draining role for a long time. Burnout can also be a result of juggling multiple roles in your life, such as childcare, finances and relationships. Burnout can lead to symptoms of anxiety, depression and other mental health problems. Find out more here

4. Managing Stress
Stress is a big issue for Britain today. In the UK’s largest ever stress survey, 74% of people said stress has made them feel overwhelmed and unable to cope. But all is not lost – there are lots of little ways to help manage stress every day, visit here

5. Sleep
Having recently conducted a survey with over 2000 Brits, Eve Sleep discovered that 79% of us struggle to switch off at bedtime and 60% of us wake up in the night with thoughts of work and other worries. The most common knock-on effects include tiredness, being less productive, being snappy and feeling over-emotional. For practical advice read here

Conversation Guide: talking to someone about mental health
It can be tricky to know how to have that first chat about mental health, or to find the ‘right’ words once you do. This resource is to support with exactly that.