Stress Awareness at Work

Posted by siteadmin on Friday 7th of December 2018.

For National Stress Awareness, we thought it would be best to shine a light on what some of the people at Chiltern do to de-stress. After all, we all know what it's like to feel stressed, but when it comes to winding down, it's important to take the time to relax.

Stress is our body's response to pressures from a situation or life event. It is inevitable, there will be stressful periods in your life and the causes of stress can vary. Stress tends to originate from experiencing something new or unexpected, something that threatens your feeling of self, or feeling you have little control over a situation – all of these can be at work or in your personal life.

Becoming overwhelmed by stress can lead to mental health problems or make existing problems worse. Stress plays a big part in absenteeism.Figures released this month by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) state that work-related stress anxiety or depression accounts for over half of all working days lost due to ill health in Great Britain.

Here at Chiltern, we encourage staff to look after their wellbeing at work. Maintaining a work-life balance, is incredibly important and is used to combat stress and the pressures of work. In addition to upholding a balance between work and your personal life, it is just as important to de-stress at home as it is at work.

There is no right or wrong way to manage stress. Ways of coping with stress is all down to the individual.