Numerous events have been happening around the country Raising Awareness on the affect that Stress can have on us. The idea behind International Stress Awareness week allows people to learn about stress, stress prevention and promoting the importance of wellbeing for all of us, both as an individual and organisations.
What Is Stress?
Stress is the pressure that is placed upon us when it exceeds the capacity that we are able to cope with. Those pressures come from many different sources in life and when combined the effect on us can be overwhelming.
Stress is unhealthy for both our mind and our body and our natural response to it is Fight or Flight. If we are continuously in a stressed state the chemicals in our body are constantly on alert which in turn creates symptoms of ill health in many different forms.
Statistics in Great Britain in 2016 for Work Related Stress, Anxiety and Depression From the Labour Force Survey (LFS)
- Work related stress, depression or anxiety in 2015/16 was at a rate of 1510 per 100,000 workers
- The total number of working days lost was 11.7million days.
- Stress accounted for 37% of all work related ill health cases and 45% of all working days lost due to ill health
These figures are expecting to have increased on the next survey.
How Can We Combat Stress?
Learning how to support ourselves individually and as an organisation through Equine Facilitate Learning is successful due to the horses brain being very similar to the humans. The horses’ natural instinct of Fight or Flight is the same as ours and at The Awareness Key we use their natural tools to give ourselves our own “Stress Tool Kit”. Using this tool kit allows us as individuals, or as an organisation, to react normally in stressful situations rather than stress developing; perhaps into disastrous consequences.
One persons stress is different to someone else’s stress and we work individually bespoke to you. Get in touch so we can help you manage your stress: 07971 011939, firstname.lastname@example.org