National Stress Awareness Day 2018
November 7th is National Stress Awareness Day. Whether you’re a parent carer, or a young person with additional needs, the extra challenges you face can lead to extra stress. When you’re stressed out, everything is harder to deal with. On top of that, stress can be very bad for your health and cause all kinds of problems, or make your current health issues much worse.
The good news is, there are things you can do to reduce and manage your stress:
Check out our website
We’ve got plenty of great tips and advice for both parents carers and young people on our website.
Our survival strategies page for parent carers tells you where to look for parent support groups in Brighton & Hove and East Sussex, what kind of professional support you can access for you and your family, tips on looking after yourself and more. You can also check out our Coping With Stress fact sheet.
Short courses, groups and workshops
As well as the support groups listed in our survival strategies section, there are sometimes short courses, groups and workshops on stress throughout the year. Here are some coming up:
- Brighton Housing Trust has an upcoming free support group for women on “managing stress and anxiety” running on Tuesdays for three weeks starting Dec 4th – see flier for more info [pdf 181kb] or contact them on 01273 929471 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Pop along to Mind in Brighton & Hove‘s free Stress Awareness workshop on Thursday 8th November 10.30am-12.30pm at their offices on New England Street. See their flier for more info [pdf 934kb] or contact them on 01273 666950 or email@example.com
- Health in Mind in East Sussex is offering Stress Control courses at a number of locations across East Sussex – find out more from their website
- The Eastbourne Buddhist Group has a meditation drop-in and they also offer Mindfulness based stress reduction courses throughout the year – contact them to find out when the next course starts.
Talk to someone
If you’re stressed out, don’t get stuck in your head – talk to someone about how you’re feeling. You could grab a friend and have a chat about it all, or give us a ring on our SENDIASS helpline for parent carers and young people with SEND on 01273 772289.