Mental Health Matters: Stress and Burnout information from the North and South Essex Integrated Care System
Most people feel stressed sometimes for any number of reasons. But you shouldn’t feel stressed most or all the time and it shouldn’t be affecting your life.
Stress is the body’s reaction to feeling threatened or under pressure. It’s very common, can motivate us to achieve things in our daily life and help us to meet the demands of home, work and family life.
For the many people who worked from home during the pandemic and continue to do so, the boundaries between work and home can become blurred. It can be harder to switch off. Stress relating to financial issues can also often be a trigger.
Too much stress can affect our mood, our body and our relationships – especially when it feels out of our control. It can make us feel anxious and irritable and affect our self-esteem. Experiencing a lot of stress over a long period of time can lead to a feeling of physical, mental and emotional exhaustion, often called burnout.
The tips below should help, but if you have been experiencing stress for some time and it’s affecting your daily life or causing you distress, you should consider seeking further support.
The tips provided in the video below should help you deal with everyday stress and burnout.
If you have been experiencing stress for some time and it’s affecting your daily life or causing you distress, you should consider seeking further support.
GP practices are working closely together with other healthcare staff and organisations to offer more joined up care to local communities in ‘Primary Care Networks’. To find out what is available in your area, you can visit your local Primary Care Network website.
Don’t Forget: If you’re experiencing a mental health crisis you should call NHS 111 and press option 2, or if it is an emergency call 999.