International Stress Awareness Week was created in 2018. The purpose of the week was to raise awareness around preventing stress. This year’s focus for International Stress Awareness Week is ‘Putting health, happiness and wellbeing into the heart of business.’
Over the years, International Stress Awareness Week has developed and gained attention worldwide. The event focuses on managing stress and aims to remove any fears associated with talking about stress and mental health issues.
How can I support Stress Awareness Week?
Enter the ISMA’s Stress Awareness Week Wellbeing competition
This year, the ISMA is running a competition to support International Stress Awareness Week. To enter the competition, all you need to do is share your top wellbeing tip with a picture that ‘paints a thousand words’ and add a strapline that captures your wellbeing moment. Click here to find out more about the competition.
Attend the global online stress and wellbeing summit
On the 3rd and 4th of November, the ISMA will be running an online stress and wellbeing summit that will feature keynotes, panel discussions and online sessions led by stress experts. You can learn more about the summit by clicking here.
Download the ISMA’s stress resources
The ISMA also has a range of free downloads on their websites, including facts about stress, tips for managing stress, a stress questionnaire and ideas to lead a positive life.
How do we provide our workers with stress and wellbeing support?
At Pulse Nursing at Home, we offer our employees a range of support. To ensure they can receive the guidance and information they need. Our workers have 24/7 access to our Wellbeing and Support Hub, an online portal tailored to their mental health and wellbeing needs. The Wellbeing and Support Hub is regularly updated with videos, internal and external articles and blogs focusing on relevant topics such as stress, mental health, communication, sleep, resilience and grief.
Our workers can also book confidential wellbeing calls with our Supervisions and Appraisals Team. The team can provide welfare and pastoral support and can signpost our workers to the relevant services for issues outside of professional responsibilities.
We run regular mental health workshops for our employees. The workshops focus on different mental health topics and provide our workers with the chance to share experiences, ask questions and learn something new.
We also have an Employee Assistance Programme which is available 24/7 to provide our workers with support and practical advice on everyday issues such as childcare questions or counselling support.
At Pulse Nursing at Home, we are always supporting events and campaigns throughout the year. To keep up to date with what we’re up to, follow our LinkedIn and Facebook pages.