UCL Occupational Health Service: World Mental Health and National Stress Awareness
17 October 2012
UCL Occupational Health Service is promoting a combined health promotion on World Mental Health and National Stress Awareness.
Although there are known effective treatments for depression, access to treatment is a problem in most countries and in some countries fewer than 10% of those who need it receive such treatment.
theme for National Stress Awareness Day is Defining Outcomes for Wellbeing
Causes of work-related stress can be prevented as well as managed by Achieving Wellbeing and Working together.
Here are top ten stress busting tips to help you make a start.
1. Learn to manage your time more effectively
2. Adopt a healthy lifestyle
3. Know your limitations and do not take on too much
4. Find out what causes you stress
5. Avoid unnecessary conflict
6. Accept the things you cannot change
7. Take time out to relax and recharge your batteries
8. Find time to meet friends
9. Try to see things differently, develop a positive thinking style
10. Avoid alcohol, nicotine and caffeine as coping mechanisms
The Occupational Health Service provides useful information and advice on the following:-
Your Employee Assistance Programme
UCL staff requiring emotional support can contact their employee assistance programme at firstname.lastname@example.org Freephone 0800 243 458. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 year
Further information and Support Services
International Stress Management Association phone 0845 680 7083 email email@example.com
Mind helpline 0300 1233393http://www.mind.org.uk/
Mental Health Foundation http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/
Elaine Fletcher, Occupational Health Service, Human Resources Division