National Stress Awareness Day
It’s National Stress Awareness Day, and stress may manifest itself both physically and emotionally in a variety of ways. The purpose of National Stress Awareness Day is to raise awareness of some of the ways that stress may negatively impact anyone and what you can do to manage your stress before it becomes a problem.
Sometimes little stress has its benefits. It may inspire you to take action or energise you! However, excessive stress can have detrimental impacts on your body, mind, and relationships.
Our Group Head of HR Nerys recently completed her QA Level 3 Award in Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace (RQF), through the course held by the Hive Collaborative. This certification is intended for those who want to increase mental health awareness, learn the best ways to support others, and refer co-workers to qualified assistance.
It’s important for us as a growing business to have members of our team able to support one another. Well done Nerys!
Whilst taking care of our own physical health is crucial, many of us may not know how to support family members, loved ones, or even co-workers, or ourselves when experiencing poor mental health. Mental health is equally as important as physical health. Nerys said it was a great 2 days run by Dr. Emma Poyner who was fabulous, and she would recommend anyone who is thinking about attending the course to do it!
Wellbeing at the Platts Group.
At the Platts Group we encourage all staff to take up hobbies outside of work with some partaking in sports or exercise, and a healthy work-life balance is encouraged! Later this month, we’re running a staff walk, to spend time with colleagues whilst getting some steps in! All staff have access to a range of Employee Benefits including:
- Employee Assistance Programme – professional assistance personal, legal, and financial topics.
- Telephone counselling available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and face-to-face counselling.
- OnDemand GP –phone consultations with a GP – 7 days a week from 8 am to 10 pm and phone consultations are available 24/7, 364 days a year.
- Discounts at various gym centres, to promote positive wellbeing.
Some advice for when the stress becomes real…
When feeling stressed or overwhelmed it is important to talk about it. Here are a few links to useful websites and articles produced by professionals in the field who are currently able to provide their advice, assistance, and direction: