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Methods Used to De-stress - Emotional Wellbeing

In the modern day, many would say learning how to de-stress is very important and across the nation it appears we use a range of methods and activities to do so (according to our National Health Report).

The majority of us will watch TV (55%) however women are more likely to use friends as a way to de-stress with 36% of women saying they would spend time with their friends compared to only 26% of men. Worryingly, just over 1 in 5 (22%) of people in the UK drink alcohol to de-stress, rising to 27% for men compared to 18% of women. However, perhaps the most concerning finding is that 3% admit to taking recreational drugs to de-stress.

De Stress Methods

Gender differences

Is one gender more stressed/anxious than the other? Find out here.

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Regional differences

Which region is most stressed or likely to be anxious? Find out here.

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Mr and Mrs Average

Find out just how healthy Mr and Mrs Average are.

Mr and Mrs Average

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.

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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...

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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...

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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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