National Awareness day

4th November is National Stress Awareness Day. 

What is stress?

“Stress is the feeling of being under too much mental or emotional pressure.”

Pressure turns into stress when you feel unable to cope. People have different ways of reacting to stress! Many aspects of life can cause stress, such as work, relationships and money issues. 

Stress can affect how you think, feel, behave and your body. Some common signs of stress are; sleeping problems, sweating, loss of appetite and struggling to concentrate.

How to manage stress?

Stress can cause serious illness if it’s not dealt with. Recognising the symptoms will help you make ways to cope with how you feel. 

There isn’t much you can do to prevent stress, but you can manage it more effectively by learning how to relax, time management techniques or regular exercise. 

Speak to your Doctor for more information about support regarding stress.

Useful things: mind.org and nhs.uk and mini masterpost about stress.

Today, the 14th of July 2016, is National Shark Awareness Day

“Contrary to expectations, the purpose of Shark Awareness Day is not to stand on the beach and shout out warnings to terrified swimmers and surfers, despite the hours of innocent fun that can provide.

It’s true that sharks are impressive hunters and predators, yet the sad fact remains that these magnificent creatures are more threatened by people than we are by sharks. The worldwide demand for shark-fin soup, shark-tooth medallions, and a false sense of security on beaches everywhere, all combine to leave sharks persecuted and endangered, with millions of them being killed each year.

Like top predators in any ecosystem, sharks play an essential role in keeping the seas healthy and productive. Whilst no-one is suggesting we go out and hug a Great White on Shark Awareness Day, it’s the least we can do to respect these wonderful creatures and let them be.”

For more about Shark Awareness

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