74% of UK adults have felt so stressed at some point over the last year they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope. (Source).
April is Stress Awareness Month. Held every April since 1992, Stress Awareness Month aims to raise awareness of the causes and cures for our modern-day stress epidemic. To help lower stress levels at your organisation (in April and beyond), we’re sharing our stress-busting events and ideas to run at your workplace.
Managing Stress at Work workshop
Workload, work hours, colleagues and commuting are all cited as contributing factors to feeling stressed at work and needing time off. In this workshop you’ll gain a firm understanding of how and why stress affects us and take away a toolkit of tools and strategies for managing stress.
Resilience is your secret weapon to managing stress. 85% of adults experience pressure at work regularly. However, if we have a base level of resilience, we are far better placed to deal with stressful situations. This Stress Awareness Month, make it your priority to build your resilience and learn how to thrive in situations of pressure and overwhelm.
A relaxing office massage
83% of employees who used massage or relaxation classes said it had a positive impact on their mental health at work (source).
Hailed as one of the ultimate work perks , on-site massage has become a fortnightly or monthly fixture for many of our clients.
To ensure massage is a stress-free experience for everyone, we take all the admin off your hands, providing you with an online booking tool. If budget is tight, we can also take staff contributions towards a massage and invoice you the remainder.
Burnout to Balance Workshop
The first step to avoiding burnout is not to avoid stress, but to build greater self-awareness. This involves understanding our own stress response, building positive habits for energy management to work smarter (not harder) and using our social support networks effectively. Learn how to boost your performance without jeopardising your wellbeing in this popular burnout workshop.
A stress-busting yoga class
Research has recently found yoga to be THE best relaxation technique for reducing occupational stress. Celebrate Stress Awareness Month at your Workplace with an office, virtual or streamed corporate yoga class.
If you’d like to talk to a member of the Stretching the City team about your Stress Awareness Month plans, drop us a line and we’ll be in touch to arrange a call.