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.

Young people can take a look at our mental health and wellbeing for young people page, which has some great info and advice, or check out our Managing Stress fact sheet for young people.

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:

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.

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