Listen to the twelve-minute Talk Richmond episode for a realistic approach to wellbeing and stress management by clicking here or by searching for Talk Richmond on your podcast app.
The guest on this week’s podcast episode is Jason Moore – a local advocate, speaker and trainer for wellbeing who is also the Governor for Wellbeing at the Queen’s School, Kew.
He joins Talk Richmond to explain what is meant by wellbeing and how to cope with and accept stress. Jason advises that the first thing to do when feeling stressed is to acknowledge and accept those feelings. This can then lead to taking some proactive steps to deal with stress, as listed below.
Tips on dealing with stress include:
- Talking to someone
- Being active
- Planning ahead
- Challenging unhelpful thoughts
- Splitting up big tasks
- Allowing yourself some positivity
For more information on these tips, visit www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/stress
If you are concerned about stress, anxiety or low mood, speak to your GP. Additionally, Good Thinking is a digital, free mental wellbeing service provided by Thrive London, Public Health England and the NHS. It promotes proactive self-care for the four most common mental health conditions: anxiety, low mood, sleeping difficulties and stress. Use the clinically validated self-assessment tool to get a better understanding of what you’re going through, helpful resources and if necessary, relevant treatment options.
If you need support in a crisis, you can call the South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust 24/7 Mental Health Support Line on 0800 028 8000. The Mental Health Support Line offers emotional support and advice to people who are affected by urgent mental health issues, at any time of the day or night. It is open to everyone: both children and adults of all ages, and to people who haven’t previously accessed mental health services.