Stress is fast becoming one of the biggest health issues in the UK. At some point we all suffer from stress related issues that can manifest emotionally, mentally or physically. Hypnotherapy can really help with soothing and relaxing stress release sessions, teaching coping mechanisms, positive affirmations, and resilience tools and techniques. Hypnotherapy really helps us to get out of our own way so that healing can happen.
Mental Health UK did a UK-wide stress survey which found that almost three quarters of adults (74%) have at some point over the past year felt so stressed they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope.
The survey – commissioned by the Mental Health Foundation – also found that almost a third of people (32%) had experienced suicidal thoughts or feelings because of stress.
Meanwhile one sixth of people (16%) said they had self-harmed as a result of feelings of stress.
Further statics sourced via Mental Health UK show:
74% of UK adults have felt so stressed at some point over the last year they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope.
- 81% of women said this compared to 67 percent of men.
- 83% of 18-24-year-olds said this compared to 65 percent of people aged 55 and over.
32% of adults said they had experienced suicidal feelings as a result of stress
- 35% of women said this compared to 29 percent of men.
- 39% of 18-24-year-olds said this compared to 25 percent of adults aged 55 and over.
16% of adults said they had self-harmed as a result of stress.
- 18% of women said this compared to 13 percent of men.
- 29% of 18-24-year-olds said this compared to 6 percent of adults aged 55 and over.
Mental Health Foundation Director Isabella Goldie said:
“Millions of us around the UK are experiencing high levels of stress and it is damaging our health. Stress is one of the great public health challenges of our time, but it still isn’t being taken as seriously as physical health concerns.
“Stress is a significant factor in mental health problems including anxiety and depression. It is also linked to physical health problems like heart disease, problems with our immune system, insomnia and digestive problems.
“Individually we need to understand what is causing us personal stress and learn what steps we can take to reduce it for ourselves and those around us.
“We also need to change at a societal level. This includes ensuring that employers treat stress and mental health problems as seriously as physical safety.
“We are also asking for well-being days to be provided to public sector workers as part of reducing the pressure on those who work hardest to look after us.”
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