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05 November 2019

The Secret To Keeping Stress Levels Positive

It might sound like a contradiction in terms to use the words ‘stress’ and ‘positive’ in the same sentence. Surely there’s nothing good about feeling stressed? Shouldn’t we be trying to avoid getting stressed? Well actually no! Stress is a natural reaction that occurs for one of two reasons. Either we feel that something we really care about, such as our ability to provide for our family or an important relationship, is under threat. Or we feel like the demands on our time or ability are exceeding our ability to cope. In both cases, the initial stress reaction is a good thing, alerting us to what matters most to us. Motivating us to stretch ourselves out of our comfort-zone, or make changes to our lives to increase our ability to cope once more. The secret to keeping stress levels down is learning to view your stress levels as a useful ‘early warning system’ and knowing how best to respond – before you start to feel overwhelmed.

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03 April 2019
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Are You Overdue An Emotional Spring Clean?

Just as our drawers, desks and cupboards can become disordered or jumbled with mess, so too can our emotional lives. Perhaps our thoughts have become cluttered with worries or littered with sources of…

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10 January 2019
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Boost the mental health of young workers

The theme for this year’s World Mental Health Day (Wednesday 10th October) is “young people and mental health in a changing world.” As the headlines in the run-up to the day will highlight, this is a…

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30 August 2018
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Are you letting your phone ruin your life?

Researchers in Canada have shown that mobile phone use is making us distracted, distant and drained. Diminishing our intellect and the quality of our personal relationships and putting our mental heal…

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11 May 2018
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Use Triage To Help Crack Mental Health Issues

This month we are delighted to have our thinking on the importance of nipping mental health issues in the bud profiled as the lead story in Occupational Health & Wellbeing magazine. The editor, Nic P…

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