New research from the Mental Health Foundation and collaborating universities has revealed that more than eight in ten adults have experienced stress because of the pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought uncertainty and challenges into our lives that we have never faced before. As a result, many of us will have experienced heightened levels of stress, which given the circumstances, is completely natural. In response to the on-going uncertainty and to mark Stress Awareness Week, it is important we take stock to reflect on how we are feeling, action we can take to lead a happier life and remind ourselves of the support available.
The physical and mental health impact of the coronavirus outbreak is still very much present in our daily lives. Different things work for different people at different times, there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach.
Scientific research suggests ten key areas where we can look to take practical action to reduce stress and boost our wellbeing.
BIBA Webinar: Stress in the Workplace, presented by Weightmans
On 2nd December at 11.00am, BIBA will post a webinar free for all BIBA members. Learn how to deal with stress in the workplace to have the best chance of avoiding a successful claim. The webinar will cover:
- Overwork claims
- Bullying and harassment claims
- Stress claims arising from Covid-19.
- Wellbeing podcasts – a series of free audio podcasts to improve wellbeing, including guided relaxation and mindfulness practise from the Mental Health Foundation.
- Mindfulness: is it for you?
- Mood self-assessment
- Simple breathing techniques
- Mood Zone mental wellbeing audio guides
- Talking therapies explained.
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