It’s okay to take a break!
If you’re stressed out, sometimes giving yourself five minutes to just breathe and relax is the best way to deal with something which is why we’re encouraging everyone to take a break this Stress Awareness Day.
Stress is unavoidable in life but if we don’t acknowledge it or have some coping strategies in place it can have a negative impact not only on our mental health but also our physical health and contributes to health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, and diabetes.
Taking a break to figure out what is causing you stress, where you’re feeling that stress in your body, or to employ a coping strategy could make all the difference to you mentally and physically.
Everyone gets stressed out, but we all feel it and deal with it differently – there is no magic solution to help everyone. But you’re not alone, and Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust staff have shared how they feel when the stress is mounting, along with coping mechanisms, and resources they find helpful:
There are several resources available for free locally for young people and adults:
- The Healthy Mind Service is available to people aged over 16 years of age, living or registered with a GP in Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull
- The Recovery and Wellbeing Academy offers support to people over 18 years of age, living in Coventry and Warwickshire.
- And Dimensions of Health and Wellbeing is a service people of any age can access for help and support.
Take a break to check in with yourself this Stress Awareness Day, or to find some help if you’re feeling overwhelmed.