Stress can occur from many factors, but high levels of stress can start to have physical impacts. Within the workforce, we also know that job stress can have a causal effect on physical health (Cooper et al., 1994). It can narrow your ability to think clearly, function effectively and enjoying daily life. It can also change how you feel emotionally.

Here are eight (8.) stress management tips to try out from helpguide.org:

Coping with Stress: advice to hospital staff



Also click here for a calming playlist of songs to listen to, curated by NPR radio show.

Here are some tips from the CDC regarding key workers and how to build resilience. We recognise it's been difficult to carry on as 'normal', when normal has changed.

Stress tips

Here are also some audio guides on Soundcloud for free, set up by the NHS Scotland.
NHS Scot Stress Podcast



Reading Well for mental health provides helpful information and support for managing common mental health conditions, or dealing with difficult feelings and experiences. Some books also include personal stories from people who are living with or caring for someone with mental health needs.

This is led by the Reading Agency, which aims to tackle loneliness and support mental health through the power of reading. They also run campaigns with the UK government to incentivise wellbeing through reading and communicating.

We regularly discuss tips for coping with stress and burnout at our Hot Chocolate Hour – find the dates of upcoming sessions here.
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