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Staff Wellbeing Week Queens University Belfast 27-31 January 2014. Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing. Colette Rogers Health Improvement Manager Public Health Agency. Recognise Stress. Signs of l ong-term stress Unable to get restful sleep – tired throughout the day

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Staff wellbeing week queens university belfast 27 31 january 2014

Staff Wellbeing Week

Queens University Belfast

27-31 January 2014

Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing

Colette Rogers

Health Improvement Manager

Public Health Agency


Recognise stress
Recognise Stress

Signs of long-term stress

Unable to get restful sleep – tired throughout the day

Eating more ‘comfort foods’ which are full of fat and sugar

Having less energy to take exercise

Not feeling motivated to see people or get things done

Memory and concentration get worse

Our immune systems weaken – increases the risk of coughs and colds

Tension - Back pain, headaches and stomach and bowel problems are more common


Common ways of avoiding stress
Common Ways of Avoiding Stress

Block out problems by

Drinking too much alcohol

Ignoring bills

Spending too much money

Avoiding people/ disconnecting from friends

Unhealthy ways to deal with stress


How are you feeling today
How are you feeling today?

Relaxed,

Coping Well,

In control, Calm, Enjoying Life, Happy

Tense, irritable, can’t cope,

can’t be bothered, tearful,

can’t sleep, no time, no energy, smoking or drinking more

VERY STRESSEDNO STRESS


Steps to deal with stress
Steps to Deal With Stress

Look after yourself physically and emotionally

www.choosetolivebetter.com


Steps to deal with stress1
Steps to Deal With Stress

Coping Better

www.mindingyourhead.info


Steps to deal with stress2
Steps to Deal With Stress

Take Action – Practical Things

Relaxation and mindfulness

Eat Well, Sleep Well, Be Active

Problem solving

Seek support & advice

Relax and have fun

www.publichealth.hscni.net


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