When we think about being in good health we focus on our physical health; going to the gym, eating the right foods, stopping smoking. But, it’s a stressful time in the city so don’t ignore your mental health.
If you’re feeling stressed do something about it today. The Bank Workers Charity (BWC) has a helpful online tool; Beating Stress Interactive which will help you get to grips with stress. This is just a taster; the full test is on BWC’s website. Once you complete it you will get a personalised action plan as well as useful hints and tips on dealing with stress.
You might also want to take advantage of the i-resilience tool available on BWC’s website. Being able to bounce back; being resilient when times are tough could really help you. The online tool will explain where your resilience comes from and how you can develop it.
Too much stress can lead to anxiety and depression. Depression is one of the most common forms of mental illness and this year is the focus on World Mental Health Day. Depression affects more than 350 million people of all ages, in all communities across the World. In Britain alone, depression occurs in 1 in 10 adults at any one time. If you’re worried about it you can find out more on Mind’s website.
Times are challenging and it looks like it could stay this way for a while but on a positive note, there is help out there.
Take the stress test questionnaire here