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Stress Awareness Week

01 Nov 18 - 31 Oct 19

We all experience stress in different ways and different situations in both our personal and professional lives. National Stress Awareness Week is 5–9 November - an opportunity for the Trust to flag up some useful tips and advice on how to recognise the signs and manage stress, before it becomes a problem.

Stress Awareness Day was founded by the International Stress Management Association (ISMA) and is on Wednesday 7 November this year. This year’s theme is “Does hi-tech cause hi-stress?” ISMA has produced some useful information including how to identify stress and 10 key steps for stress-free living.

Our Wellbeing Service offers free and confidential talking therapy and practical support for Hertfordshire residents experiencing a wide range of mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, worry, panic, insomnia and stress.

The Service also provides specialist support for people struggling with the reality of living with long term physical conditions; carers, and those experiencing low mood or anxiety during or after pregnancy.

Find out more about the service and how you can self-refer here.

Residents in Essex can find out more about Wellbeing Services in their area here.

The Trust has also produced this really useful Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Skills Workbook for learning more about depression, low mood, anxiety, worry, stress or panic and how CBT can help.

In partnership with Mind, our top tips for keeping emotionally well are:

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