Stress Awareness Week

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We all know what it's like to feel stressed, and feeling under pressure is a normal part of life. But being overwhelmed by stress can lead to mental health issues and can make existing problems worse. 

A small amount of stress can be useful. It can motivate you to take action and get tasks completed. It can also make you feel alive and excited. But too much stress can cause negative effects such as a change in your mood, your body and relationship issues.

This week’s activities are designed to highlight ways that stress might affect people and help our staff and students manage their stress before it becomes a problem. Students can access support for their mental health and wellbeing by contacting the Student Hub via Live Chat on the Portal. Find about more about the mental health and wellbeing support available for students.

Staff can find out how to access support, and a range of information and resources to support their mental health by visiting our Staff health and wellbeing webpage.

Calendar of events

Activities available throughout Stress Awareness Week

Relax in the library's wellbeing space

The area is equipped for mindfulness, quietly relaxing, or browsing the many wellbeing resources available.

Where: Library level 2, during library opening hours.

Complete a jigsaw

Pop into the library and help us complete a jigsaw.

Where: Library level 2 near the main entrance, during library opening hours.

Visit the Loch View Wellbeing suite

Our Loch View suite is open daily to all staff and students to take time out during their day. We have stress-busting activities, weighted blankets and a massage chair!

Where: Cottrell Building room 2A1, Monday to Friday 09:30 to 16:30.

Book swap

Reading for just six minutes can help reduce your stress levels. Pop into the library to bring a book and take a book from our book swap bookcase.

Where: Library Wellbeing Space level 2, available during library opening hours.

Virtual Library Wellbeing Space

Take a break to relax and refresh in our Virtual Library Wellbeing Space where you can download colouring sheets or complete a jigsaw.

Health and wellbeing materials

We have an assortment of materials on stress and stress awareness in our Library Wellbeing Space including a collection of health and wellbeing books.

Where: Library Wellbeing Space, level 2, during library opening hours.