Stress Awareness Month: Staff Top Tips!!

Young Devon staff have been sharing their top tips for combatting stress for Stress Awareness Month. Some things might work well for you whilst others might not, but it’s always good to try new things and get out of your normal routine to try and combat stress and look after your wellbeing. But hopefully something will suit and you can try it out the next time you feel stressed, maybe when exam time comes around... pexels photo 29724

Our Counselling Coordinator Karen suggests:

  • Find your 'off-button'. Find something engrossing that is enjoyable, that you can really get stuck into, potentially a game or absorbing hobby will help you find it. Mine is gardening!
  • Do something creative! Artwork, drawing, colouring, knitting, sewing, listening to music. These type of things are supposed to alter the brainwaves, and act as a natural de-stressor. TV or gaming doesn’t work in the same way.
  • Create a ‘Soothe Bag’ - Make up a bag of things that help you when you are stressed – so this requires some forward planning. The bag is like an emergency “stress” first aid kit.  It might contain, music, book, photos, something cuddly, a letter to yourself, something for your hobby, bath bombs, relaxing fragrant candle etc. Get creative!!

Pete, Supported Lodgings Support Worker says: pexels photo 51099 copy

  • Get some fresh air and put your mind to something different.

Katherine Weedal, Project Manager for Young Carers top ways of destressing are:

  • Gardening
  • Playing with my cats
  • Baking
  • Pilates
  • Art and craft activities e.g. making personal cards
  • Listening to music
  • Wine

Sarah Johnson, HR Workforce Development Coordinator: 

Take 5 minutes to have a coffee. Don't bottle things up....Talking to my line manager always helps. I think sharing stresses helps to overcome them. 

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