Today is International Stress Awareness Day and this year’s theme is Speak Up and Speak Out. We are delighted that this years theme is all about communicating stress, as it is only by talking about stress and its effects that we can remove the stigma associated with it.
Communicating effectively can be difficult during stressful times. Whether that communication is to let loved ones or colleagues know that you are stressed, or simply to communicate about everyday things, people often feel worried about speaking out about being under stress. There is a perceived stigma attached to being stressed as people believe it will leave them with less influence at work, and that in general people will believe that they cannot cope.
That is why this National Stress Awareness Day, it is important to think about Speaking Up and Speaking Out. Being able to communicate more often and more effectively will allow you to more efficiently manage stressful situations and help others deal with it, too. If you can find a way to be calm, clear and honest and to be able to more effectively listen without apportioning blame, than you will be better at communicating during stressful situations both at work and at home.
What are the most common causes of stress?
We conducted a survey to find out what the most common causes of stress where and how people manage their stress. See our findings below.
Did you know that over 1 in 5 people in the UK suffer from chronic stress?
We took the streets to speak to people about their experience of stress. Hear what they had to say:
We have a number of free resources that you can use to ascertain your own stress levels and tips on how you can de-stress.
Be sure to take our Individual Stress Test above, because for one week only we have added 10 more tips on how to better communicate stress in celebration of International Stress Awareness Day 2017!
Get regular tips and updates from our Blog!
We regularly post on our 10 step solution blog about all things stress. You can find more tips and tricks on the blog every week, but this week we are focusing on how you can communicate about stress. In particular we have 4 blog posts that you may find useful
Be sure to check out our: Guide to Communication and Stress
Lastly, we are having a *GIVEAWAY* fill in our survey to be in with the chance to win a FREE RESCUE REMEDY GOODIE BAG!