International Stress Awareness Week 2020 runs from the second to the sixth of November, 2020
Stress is a natural human emotion that we can all experience day to day. There can be common influences of stress such as issues with family, moving to a new house, physical illnesses, work, marriages, divorce, death/loss and time management difficulties.
Stress can be positive as it can improve our performance and motivation and make us more alert; but our performance can deteriorate if stress becomes continuous or excessive. Sometimes stress can also be triggered if we are exposed to an imagine threat or danger and this can increase our anxiety levels or deteriorate our mood.
The stress bucket shows how different triggers to stress can fill up our “internal bucket”; and if we don’t manage this stress with helpful coping strategies this can make our “bucket” overspill where we start to feel overwhelmed. By engaging in helpful coping strategies to manage our stress, this reduces our stress levels.
We can manage stress by engaging in helpful coping strategies such as:
- Adapting a healthy lifestyle
- Worry management techniques &
- Problem solving
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic Barnsley IAPT are operating slightly differently. We are still offering a service and providing psycho-educational workshops and a 6 week Stresspac course; but these are being delivered virtually via Microsoft Teams. The workshops are a one off FREE 2 hour workshop providing psycho-educational information around anxiety and low mood. The workshops we provide are:
- Improving Motivation and Mood
- Sleep Wellbeing
- Stress Management
- Problem solving and Worry
- Understanding Bereavement
You can book onto these directly on our website at www.barnsleyiapt.couk
The virtual 6 week Stresspac course; which provides people with coping strategies to manage anxiety, low mood and stress, can be booked directly onto these via our website. Enjoy in the comfort of your own home. Our next course is :-
Tuesday 3 November 2020 at 5:30pm for 2 hours via Microsoft Teams