Stressful days are here again

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According to MIND, the mental health charity, half a million people are so stressed by their jobs that they believe it is making them ill and 5 million feel very or extremely stressed by their work. 2/3 of workers report feeling the “Sunday Blues” ie feeling anxious the day before they return to work.

MIND says both employers and employees should stop seeing mental health problems as a sign of weakness and that companies should promote a culture where problems can be discussed openly with supportive well-being policies.

An employee resource pack is available on the Time to Change website.

And you know things are getting bad when accountants are taking up therapy. Grant Thornton have rolled out a well-being programme based on cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT). First introduced on intervention courses it is reportedly now being used continuously to “proactively support partners’ health”. The course looks at psychological well-being, identifying and managing stress, fitness and nutrition, and provides 1:1 sessions.

If you can’t afford that kind of support do try de-stressing daily wherever you are.

See also earlier post on stress and women

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5 thoughts on “Stressful days are here again

    Terry Gregory said:
    July 15, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    As my mother used to say (who worked in the cotton mills and built 10,000lb bombs during the war) “stress is a middle class syndrome and the poor bloody working class don’t have enough time to be stressed.” A swift kick up the arse followed by”get a grip” would do some of these so called stressed professionals a world of good. Try being on the front line in Helmand Provice – now that is stress!!!

      sganda said:
      July 15, 2010 at 3:07 pm

      So what do you think about ASDA proudly announcing that they have alleviated the “frustration and disappointment” felt by shoppers and solved the problem of “toilet stress”. Apparently they have invented a toilet roll where the first stuck down piece pulls off without tearing.

    Terry Gregory said:
    July 15, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    I think a torn up newspaper with a piece of string through the pieces works equally well!

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