We live in a busy, fast-paced world and stress is becoming more common as people try to cram more and more into their daily lives. Stress is the body’s way of dealing with an emergency. It is a defence mechanism that kicks into gear in response to a threat. It is actually a healthy response as it helps concentration and ensures a person can rise to a challenge. However, too much stress is bad for our overall health.
Too much stress can lead to:
Chronic stress is where an individual is constantly on edge. They find it difficult to relax and are permanently in a state of heightened alertness. This is not a healthy way to be and untreated chronic stress can lead to:
- high blood pressure
- heart disease
- gastrointestinal disorders (IBS, ulcers etc)
- skin disorders
- weak immune system
Dealing with Stress
It is vital that steps are taken to relieve high levels of stress and anxiety. Some of the following stress management strategies can help:
If symptoms of stress persist, it is necessary to seek medical help.
The stress topics we produce resources for include:
- Tackling stress-related conditions
- Types of stress
- Chronic stress
- Dealing with stress
- Symptoms of stress
We publish stress resources that support schools by providing help and information in an educational format. Our resource packs cover the details in a delicate way that informs as well as educates.
Teaching students about stress can be a difficult task. Our aim is to produce resource packs that deal with the issues in a way that respects the privacy of anyone going through these issues.