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Here are the resources we found for stress for professionals:
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‘54321’: a simple relaxation strategy for times of anxiety or stress
(Featured resource)In this video, Dr. Pooky Knightsmith shares a simple ‘54321’ strategy for relaxation and grounding that can be particularly helpful at times of high anxiety or stress.
The Stress Bag
Stressed out? Everyone gets stressed, but some people cope with it better than others – it’s like having a bag of stress which can only take so much, and we all have different sized bags. This films helps you to recognise the signs of stress and what you can do about it.
What is mindfulness, and how can it help young people?
Adam Dacey of MindSpace, talks about mindfulness, a set of techniques to live ‘in the present’ which some people find to be very valuable in relieving stress and improving focus. What is it and how can it help young people?
The ‘Stress: are we coping?’ podcast from Moreton School
(Featured resource)In this episode of the HeadStart Wolverhampton podcast, HeadStart hand control of the mics over to four young people at Moreton Schoool. In the podcast, our teenage presenters explore questions such as: What is stress? Is stress normal? What causes stress for young people? When does it become a problem, and what are possible consequences? What can we do to help ourselves?.
HeadStart Podcast: ‘Fitting in, and Relationship Stresses’ from Moreton School
(Featured resource)In this podcast, recorded for Mental Health Awareness Week 2018 theme of “Stress: Are We Coping?” with young people at Moreton School, the young presenters explore themes including the challenges of ‘fitting in’, both online, and in school with peers, and the stresses caused by friendships and relationships with parents.
Audio interviews: From the HeadStart Popup shop for Mental Health Awareness Week
Mental Health Awareness Week 2018 had the theme of “Stress: Are We Coping?, and to mark the start of the week, HeadStart opened a popup shop in The Mander Centre on Saturday 12th May.
During the day, HeadStart recorded audio interviews with some of the visitors to the popup. Topics included: the impact of HeadStart activities on a young person, supporting family members who experience mental illness, and tips for dealing with stress.
Test your stress: an online tool from The Mental Health Foundation
(Featured resource)This simple online test from the Mental Health Foundation asks you 10 questions about how you’ve felt recently, and uses your answers to give you a ‘stress score’. If your score is really high, please look for support and strategies to help.
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Tips for taking care of yourself during stressful times
(Featured resource)There are times in all our lives when life can seem to be a little hectic and therefore stress is inevitable! We are all bound to encounter negative life events, stressful times and situations that take us off track. This blog post from HeadStart gives a range of ideas, tips and links for dealing with stressful times
Stress and its impact on family relationships
(Featured resource)People seem more stressed than ever, and never more so than in the family. No matter how the family unit is constructed: traditional, single parent, fostered, they all share similarities in the stresses and strains they encounter. This article examines the issues of stress and family relationships, and suggests ideas to reduce stress in the home.
My favourite ways of coping with stress
(Featured resource)We all have our own ways of coping when we get stressed and feel that we just can’t do whatever it is we are beating ourselves up about doing; ‘pass that exam’, ‘meet that deadline’, ‘tell someone something that we would rather not’ and many more.
In this blog post. Elaine from HeadStart shares some personal tips for dealing with stress.