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Stress Awareness Month

5 April 2024

Stress is something that we all experience at some point. Whether it's a work deadline, financial worries or something more serious.

Low-level stress can sometimes be helpful or motivational but equally too much stress can affect our mood, our body and even our relationships.

There's lots you can try to help reduce your stress levels:

  • plan ahead for stressful days or events – planning long journeys or making a list of things to remember can really help
  • use time-management techniques to help you take control
  • try talking about your feelings to a friend, family member or health professional.

We offer mental health support exclusively for our colleagues:

  • talk to a mental health first aider
  • contact our employee counselling service.
  • find out more about the support available to employees.

You can also call the Derbyshire Mental Health Helpline for free, any time, day or night, on 0800 028 0077.

The NHS has more information, advice and support if you are experiencing stress, and so does the Derby and Derbyshire Emotional Health and Wellbeing website.