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Stressed out?

Managing Stress and Building Resilience

Stress is not always a bad thing; it’s only when you experience too much of it and for longer periods that it can start to have a negative impact on your life. 

Modern working life is busy and there are many factors which can contribute to an increase in your stress levels. Left unchecked, this can lead to further serious mental and physical health problems.

If your stress levels are starting to affect your life in a negative way, please give us a call. Support is tailored for each person, and can include any of the following:
  • Someone to talk to regularly and confidentially
  • Advice and resources to help you manage stress better
  • Counselling from one of our qualified counsellors
  • Further support might include legal advice, financial support or help to get back into work, for example
Our range of webinars have been specially designed to support your mental health and wellbeing, and these include a number of stress management topics. All have been tailored for surveyors and are delivered by experienced trainers.


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Signs that you are stressed

Modern life can be tough. The pressures that life brings, like financial problems, health and wellbeing, or work-related issues, can all lead to feelings of stress.
Feeling that you cannot cope can contribute to physical problems like insomnia, lack of appetite, anxiety, headaches, or having low self esteem. 
When you are under stress your body releases stress hormones, often called the “fight or flight” response. If handled properly, once the pressure is over, your body often returns to normal, but being under constant pressure can lead to further health problems.
Spotting signs of stress early can help you nip the problem in the bud and work out ways to cope. 
Could you use some help to work through your stress? Call us on 0121 289 3300 or 0800 009 2960 or email and ask to speak to one of our BACP registered counsellors.

Useful Resources
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Stress in the workplace

A useful guide in helping you manage stress while at work

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Stress and Relationships

Simple advice on taking the first steps to maintaining a healthy relationship with our partners

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The Lone Worker’s Guide

Working from home sounds like the ideal work life, but it comes with challenges that can cause you stress. This guide offers some tips on how to work stress free from home.

Building Resilience
Managing stress and building resilience

Stress is a physical and psychological response to a demand, a threat, or some kind of problem that requires a solution. Here are 8 ways to relieve stress.

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Getting to the other side of depression

What causes depression? When should I ask for help? This list of Q & As answers the questions you may have about combating depression

How to manage and reduce stress

Stress affects everyone in one way or another. This pocket guide talks about how stress impacts on your life, and how to deal with it, plus 101 of your own best practice tips on how to reduce stress. SOURCE: Mental Health Foundation

How to manage stress

This booklet is for anyone who wants to know how to deal with stress and how to learn to relax. It explains when and how stress can be bad for you, and provides helpful strategies for dealing with it and where to go for further help. SOURCE: Mind