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National Stress Awareness Day 5 November 2014

national stress awareness day

Yesterday was National Stress Awareness Day (NSAD).  Why do we need a  special day to remind us of how stressed we are, you ask? YouGov  recently carried out a poll for the TUC, in which two thirds of workers said that their workload had increased in recent years and that working is more stressful than ever. We might have imagined this to be the case due to all the restructuring and cuts in recent years. Last month, the Health and Safety Executive said that almost half a million people suffered work-related stress, depression or anxiety in the last financial year.  These are scary figures, I am sure you will agree. The 3 Types of Stress 1. Acute Stress This is the most common of all…