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Managing stress

The information in this section is a starting point for addressing problems with stress, but you should seek further advice from your doctor.

In addition, you might like to check whether your organisation provides any Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP). This is free, confidential counselling support for an employee regarding any personal matter that may be affecting their well being and performance at work.

We also advise that if you have some form of Income Protection Insurance, that you check to ensure this extends to cover any form of mental health-related illness. This is particularly important where you might be a sole practitioner who needs to take time out for mental health reasons, such as  stress and depression.


  • Tips to limit stress

    31 January 2012

    A problem shared is a problem halvedTalk to someone you trust about stressors in your life. Aim high, but be…

  • Keeping a stress diary

    31 January 2012

    One of the best ways to identify sources of stress is to keep a stress diary for a 2-3 week…

  • Stretching away your stress

    31 January 2012

    There are plenty of very short exercises that can help you to relax. Here are a series of stretches which…

  • Beat stress through diet and exercise

    31 January 2012

    If you work excessively long hours in a stressful environment, it may well be tempting to “eat, drink and be…

  • Some suggestions for dealing with stress

    31 January 2012

    There are many methods that may be beneficial in dealing with stress. Understandably, there is no “one size fits all”…

  • Meditation Exercise

    31 January 2012

    1. Body Awareness Sit, feet on the ground, back reasonably straight, but not too rigid. Concentrate you whole attention on…

Last updated on the 9th May 2016