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Help Available, outside Cardiff University

NATIONAL STRESS AWARENESS DAY – NOVEMBER 2nd 2011

STRESS  - WHERE TO SEEK INFORMATION AND ADVICE OUTSIDE OF CARDIFF UNIVERSITY

 

There is a vast amount of information resources outside of Cardiff University that people can access, it would be impossible to list them all. Below are some very accessible and very informative resource sites.

The International Stress Management Association UK. ISMA is a registered charity with a multi-disciplinary professional membership that includes the UK and the Republic of Ireland. It exists to promote sound knowledge and best practice in the prevention and reduction of human stress. It provides an excellent information resource for stress.

Their web link is as below:-

 http://www.isma.org.uk/index.html

 

The Stress Management Society is a non-profit making organization dedicated to helping people tackle stress. They give a helping hand to those who could benefit from some good advice. They provide an excellent resource including downloadable guidance factsheets on all aspects of stress.

Their web link is as below:-

 http://www.stress.org.uk/

 

The Mental Health Foundation are the UK’s leading mental health research, policy and service improvement charity.

They are committed to reducing the suffering caused by mental ill health and to help everyone lead mentally healthier lives. We help people to survive, recover from and prevent mental health problems. They have some useful information regarding stress on.

Their web link is as below:-

 http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/help-information/mental-health-a-z/S/stress/

 

The Royal College of Psychiatrists is the professional and educational body for psychiatrists in the United Kingdom. Their aims include:-

•         Set standards and promote excellence in psychiatry and mental healthcare

•         Lead, represent and support psychiatrists

•         Work with service users, carers and their organisations

They produce some very useful information regarding mental health issues and stress, particularly in the young. The web link below is to their advice sheet for stress and is part of a series of factsheets for parents, teachers and young people entitled Mental Health and Growing Up.

 http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mentalhealthinfo/mentalhealthandgrowingup/copingwithstress.aspx

 

Cardiff University has a vast number of teenage students who do not always want to access formal resource centres. Teenage Health Freak is a web site specifically tailored to the needs of the teenager and covers vast amount of topics and health related issues. They have a particularly good stress section, which although does veer towards the younger teenager could be very useful to those slightly older teenagers.

The web link for the stress section is below:-

 http://www.teenagehealthfreak.org/search/node/Stress

 

The Samaritan Service is a confidential emotional support service for anyone in the UK and Ireland. The service is available 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide. The Samaritan Service in conjunction with Professor Cary Cooper, C.B.E who is Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health, Lancaster University. He is internationally renowned for his work, particularly with regards to occupational stress. He has worked in conjunction with The Samaritans to produce a very concise and informative booklet on stress. The link for this is as below:-

 http://www.samaritans.org/PDF/Samaritans-CopingWithStress.pdf

 

NHS Direct was created as a symbol of the new NHS, which set out to support the principles that the NHS was originally founded upon; that healthcare should be available for everyone who needs it, whenever they need it. Its vision is to be the national healthline, providing expert health advice, information and reassurance, using our world class telephone service and website, and to be the NHS’ provider of choice for telephone and digitally delivered health services. NHS Direct also has a vast amount of information regarding stress, from advice sheets to video presentations from experts dealing with stress. The web link for their stress section is as below:-

 http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress/Pages/Introduction.aspx

They also have an interactive mental health; health and symptom checker. This can provide confidential advice about a mental health concern such as stress. The link for this is as below:

 https://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/CheckSymptoms/SATs/mentalhealth.aspx

 

The Health and Safety Executive HSE is the national independent watchdog for work-related health, safety and illness. They are an independent regulator and act in the public interest to reduce work-related death and serious injury across Great Britain’s workplaces.

The HSE has been a major contributor to work related stress and has developed a vast range of advice and guidance for all people including employers and employees. They have a specific web page dedicated to workplace stress and the link is as below:-

 http://www.hse.gov.uk/stress/index.htm