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What is stress?

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Stress is the state of worry or tension and is common from time-to-time but can have a negative impact on your mental health.

What are the symptoms of stress?

  • Difficulty concentrating and being more forgetful than usual
  • Struggling to make decisions
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Constantly worrying
  • Muscle tension, headaches and dizziness
  • Chest pains and/or an irregular or faster heartbeat
  • Feeling irritable and snappy
  • Changes in sleeping or eating habits
  • Drinking or smoking more than usual

What can cause stress?

  • Mental or emotional pressure relating to work, money, health or family life
  • Losing control of certain elements of your life
  • Felling anxious or scared can also lead to your body releasing stress hormones

What treatment is available for stress?

Talking to your friends, family or workplace and opening up about what is causing you stress can help elevate some of the pressure. If your stress levels are impacting your everyday and you are struggling with your mental health talking therapies can help, speak to your GP or self-refer today to get support.

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