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Stress Factoids!

Stress Factoids!

Who experiences stress?

The statistics from the MHF are scary!

  • This year – 74% felt so stressed at one point, they were overwhelmed and felt unable to cope
  • Around 500,000 people are experiencing work related stress at this moment!
  • From people who reported experiencing stress, the report finds that coping mechanisms include overeating or eating unhealthily (46%), increased alcohol intake (29%), increased smoking (16%).

 

Signs and Symptoms

Do you recognise any of these signs and symptoms?

  • Feeling anxious or depressed?
  • Noticing that your mood seems to fluctuate from happy to sad, excited to flat?
  • Feeling unable to deal with minor issues that you previously didn’t find a problem
  • Tearfulness
  • Physical ill health (blood pressure, chest pains, muscle aches, insomnia)
  • Anger or irritability
  • Failure to meet targets
  • Finding that your work performance is decreasing and you aren’t meeting your normal standards
  • Taking more time off sick
  • Not getting on as easily with colleagues or family
  • Changes to eating patterns or weight loss / gain
  • Increased use of substances (painkillers, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, cannabis)
  • Forgetfulness or difficulty focussing

Since seeing Liz I am calmer, happier and more able to deal with difficult situations.  Client review – September 2017

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