Stress Awareness Month 2022

Stress Awareness Month 2022

Today is the beginning of Stress Awareness Month. A yearly campaign to raise awareness of stress and what causes it. It also provides ways in which people can overcome stress.

The theme for this year’s campaign is ‘Community‘. With the challenges that we have faced with the pandemic, many individuals have seen the importance of community and how much a lack of social interaction can contribute to stress and wellbeing. The stressors related to social isolation have become hugely apparent since 2020 and with restrictions now lifting, it is more important than ever to support those around you.

As everyone adjusts to a new way of living, keeping up a great community spirit can make a huge difference!

Stress Within the Workplace

This theme can also relate to an individual’s community within the workplace. Having a supportive and cohesive working environment can have a great impact on an employee’s mental wellbeing. This is something that Natta fully understands. We aim to create a workspace where staff can have open discussions on the topic without facing stigma.

With this, we have recently brought back our monthly Staff Socials for our Head Office team to enjoy. It’s a great opportunity for people to get to know each other outside of work and expand their community. We also have a gym and breakout room for employees to ‘work out’ some stress or simply take some needed time away from their desks.

Each year, we also celebrate Wellness Week. This is to encourage employees to take care of themselves. To learn new ways in which they can continue to ensure their wellbeing, whether it be health-related or stress management.

In line with the community theme, #TeamNatta is excited to be taking part in the Woking & Sam Beare Hospices Dragon Boat Race in May! A perfect team-building experience for our staff as we come together to raise much-needed funds for this local charity.

Being outdoors and exercising has been found to have a hugely positive impact on wellbeing so we’re excited to be combining a great form of stress relief with the launch of our Fundraising 50 at 50 campaign!

The 30-Day Challenge

The Stress Management Society has created a ’30-Day Challenge’ for people to create habits that will help them deal with stress. It encourages you to pick one action for your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing to carry out every day.

The programme lasts a month as it usually takes around 30 days to turn actions into habits. Therefore, it will maximise your chances of turning useful knowledge and techniques into positive behavioural change.

You can take part and find more resources to combat stress by visiting their website.

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