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1 STAFF WELLBEING WEEK QUEENS UNIVERSITY BELFAST JANUARY 2014 Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Colette Rogers Health Improvement Manager Public Health Agency

2 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

3 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

4 How are you feeling today? VERY STRESSED NO STRESS Tense, irritable, can’t cope, can’t be bothered, tearful, can’t sleep, no time, no energy, smoking or drinking more Relaxed, Coping Well, In control, Calm, Enjoying Life, Happy

5 Steps to Deal With Stress Look after yourself physically and emotionally

6 Steps to Deal With Stress Coping Better

7 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


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