Emotional Wellbeing, Stress, and Anxiety
It is commonly said that life today is more complicated than in the past, but what are the impacts of this? According to our National Health Report, 42% of people say they do suffer or have suffered from stress, 38% from depression and 33% from anxiety.
When it comes to recognising the signs of stress, constant worrying was identified as the top sign of stress (69% stated this) followed by anxious thoughts (67%).
Perhaps unsurprisingly, employment status has an impact when it comes to emotional wellbeing. 48% of those who are self-employed say they suffer from stress compared to 31% of those who are retired. Despite recent media interest, only 14% of those who are retired said they had, or have ever, suffered from loneliness with 11% of those over the age of 65 agreeing with this.
Is one gender more stressed/anxious than the other? Find out here.
Find out more about how we as a nation de-stress.
Which region is most stressed or likely to be anxious? Find out here.
How do we deal with stress?
We all have our own triggers when it comes to stress, and likewise, we all have our own ways of dealing with it. It seems that the ways in which we’re coping with stress could be quite the cause for concern.
Anxiety - Spot the signs
Feeling anxious is a completely normal part of being human - you’ve probably experienced it going for job interviews, before a big family occasion or an important meeting. Anxiety is a common issue.
Mental Health Survey infographic
It’s not always easy to talk about mental health, but the fact is, talking about it is a big step in spreading awareness and dispelling some of the myths and stigma that surrounds mental health...
Depression - Spot the Signs
Depression is a common mental disorder which can cause people to experience a variety of symptoms. These include psychological symptoms, physical symptoms and social symptoms...
Stress: what's the alternative?
Ongoing stress can lead to emotional and even physical problems, and there are many ways of dealing with its underlying causes – depending on your individual situation and what is behind the stress...
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