What do National Stress Awareness Day and Zetetick have in common?
Zetetick are celebrating National Stress Awareness Day, which is held on the first Wednesday in November each year, this year being Wednesday 3 November.
National Stress Awareness Day is sponsored by the International Stress Management Association (ISMA) – a charity promoting knowledge about stress, and best practices for stress management and well-being.
Founded by the Chair of IMSA, the purpose was to try to increase public awareness and help people recognise, manage, and also reduce stress in either their personal or professional lives. Through extensive research, IMSA have devised coping strategies to educate both employers, employees, and individuals about dealing with stress in the workplace or at home.
A prolonged period of a constant feeling of stress known as “chronic stress”, can lead to life threatening problems. These can include conditions such as hypertension, heart disease, decreased immunity, loss of sociability, in addition to an impact on overall mental health.
Zetetick Housing and National Stress Awareness Day are linked as we share the same priorities in helping people with stress related or mental health issues. We pride ourselves in successfully providing supported living specialised housing for adults with mental health issues, as well as learning difficulties, disabilities, and autism.
Providing supported living housing for adults with stress related mental health issues, provides a sense of empowerment for our tenants. This in turn improves their mental well-being, self-confidence, and sense of independence too. Being able and allowed to make choices such as these, reducing the impact and implications of stress, ultimately improving, and enhancing a sense of well-being.
Having a home of their own and providing the opportunity to experience and learn essential life skills can stimulate the feeling of well-being, with a reduced level of stress, while being reassured in the knowledge that a trusted care provider is available and on hand, if needed.
Zetetick is dedicated to providing a supported and happy home environment to our tenants with stress-related mental health issues and learning difficulties. As we have seen, nature can play a big part in improving mental health and wellbeing, and this is particularly important to those with learning difficulties, who may be more susceptible to mental health issues.
This National Stress Awareness Day (NSAD) is an opportunity for everyone who feels they may be suffering from the effects of stress, to establish ways of managing and reducing the amount of stress that may be impacting on our everyday lives.
In line with reducing stress, improving mental well-being, and actively undertaking strategies which may help achieve this, also permits us to reflect on the importance of what is of value to us. Our values help to shape our choices. Values are increasingly the focus of public debate and discussion, but their role in our lives and the link to and importance for our wellbeing, while reducing stress are becoming clearer to see.
BEDROCK – Our Values
Zetetick’s values are the foundation of what we work to achieve for our tenants, as well as ourselves, our colleagues and partners.
Values are the things that are important to us, not only the foundation of what we work to achieve, but of our lives and are therefore incredibly powerful. They motivate us, drive our behaviour, explain what we do and why we feel the way we feel. They are the BEDROCK of all we do, which compliments what our tenants and we as individuals, are trying to achieve to provide a home with respect and dignity, with a sense of belonging for our tenants.
If you know of anyone who may need supported living specialised housing for adults with mental health issues, as well as learning difficulties, disabilities, and autism, please do get in contact with us here.
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