Stress at Work

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Stress at Work

  1. 1. STRESS Over ten thousand people die each year in the UK as a direct result of stress at work Chris Payne
  2. 2. STRESS accounts for…. .… an estimated 70% of all visits to the doctors…. Why worry about it? .… 85% of all serious illness…. .…13 million working days lost …. .… £7 billion cost to British Industry. .… 20% of the working population suffer from chronic stress...
  3. 3. STRESS is…. .… an autonomic reaction to things that happens to us…. What is it? .… prompting….
  4. 4. STRESS is…. .… an autonomic reaction to things that happens to us…. What is it? .… prompting…. flight
  5. 5. STRESS is…. .… an autonomic reaction to things that happens to us…. What is it? .… prompting…. flight or fight
  6. 6. When we are STRESSED …. .… Adrenalin and Cortisol are released into our bloodstream…. What happens to us? .… Adrenalin increases our heart rate and our blood pressure while tapping into energy reserves. .… Cortisol replenishes energy and prepares the immune system for infection.
  7. 7. the SYMPTOMS …. .… Stress manifests itself in many ways…. What happens to us?
  8. 8. the SYMPTOMS …. .… Stress manifests itself in many ways…. What happens to us? Despondency
  9. 9. the SYMPTOMS …. .… Stress manifests itself in many ways…. What happens to us? Depression
  10. 10. the SYMPTOMS …. .… Stress manifests itself in many ways…. What happens to us? Hair Loss
  11. 11. the SYMPTOMS …. .… Stress manifests itself in many ways…. What happens to us? Anger
  12. 12. the SYMPTOMS …. .… Stress manifests itself in many ways…. What happens to us? Insomnia
  13. 13. the SYMPTOMS …. .… Stress manifests itself in many ways…. What happens to us? Anxiety
  14. 14. the SYMPTOMS …. .… Stress manifests itself in many ways…. What happens to us? Forgetfulness
  15. 15. the SYMPTOMS …. .… Stress manifests itself in many ways…. What happens to us? Weight Gain
  16. 16. the SYMPTOMS …. .… Stress manifests itself in many ways…. What happens to us? Discontent
  17. 17. and Death
  18. 18. Get less STRESS …. .… You can reduce stress by…. How can we help it? <ul><li>Exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Relaxation </li></ul><ul><li>Better balance </li></ul><ul><li>Listening to music </li></ul><ul><li>Other activities </li></ul><ul><li>Therapy </li></ul><ul><li>Better diet </li></ul><ul><li>Hobbies </li></ul><ul><li>Humour </li></ul><ul><li>Giving up work </li></ul>
  19. 19. STRESS How will you prevent it? Chris Payne

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