All staff are welcome to attend an event for National Stress Awareness Day from 12 noon – 2pm at Parkinson Court, Wednesday 7 November. UNISON University of Leeds will also be running a stall at the event which is being coordinated by the University of Leeds Staff Counselling and Psychological Support Service.
National Stress Awareness Day raises awareness about stress, its impact on us and ways to manage it. The event includes representatives from services and resources available to help us all deal with stress, including:
- Pets As Therapy dogs – https://petsastherapy.org/what-we-do
- Guided Art Trail walk around campus at 12.10pm – to book a place go to https://bit.ly/2NMfrJe
- SCPSS – 15 minute Mindfulness Taster Workshops with Sally Rose at 12midday, 12,30pm, 1pm and 1.30pm – book a place by contacting Yvonne on firstname.lastname@example.org or just drop in on the day.
- SCPSS – 10 minute Qigong Taster sessions with Marcus Hill a 12.15pm, 12.45pm and 1.15pm – book a place by contacting Yvonne on email@example.com or just drop in on the day.
- Books on Prescription with the Library – www.leeds.ac.uk/library – a range of books to choose from including some on managing stress – https://reading-well.org.uk/books/books-on-prescription/mental-health
- Mobility posture exercises and blood pressure readings by the Edge
- The Samaritans – https://www.samaritans.org/branches/samaritans-leeds/national-stress-awareness-day-0
- Carers Leeds – https://www.carersleeds.org.uk/
- Chaplaincy – – http://unichaplaincy.org.uk/
- ISMA – https://isma.org.uk/nsad-free-downloads
- More stalls and support from the Equality Policy Unit, Logik Centre, OD & PL and the Trade Unions – Unite, UCU and Unison
Stress affects us all at different times and in different ways. It affects us most when the demands and challenges in our work and lives exceed our personal and social resources to keep our balance. This year’s National Stress Awareness Day theme explores the question “Does Hi-Tech Cause Hi-Stress?” and considers whether technology might help with or contribute to our stress levels both at and outside of work.
For more information about the event contact Staff Counselling and Psychological Support Service on 0113 34 33694 (x33694) or firstname.lastname@example.org