Speak up and speak out

Today (November 1) is International Stress Awareness Day which we thought is a useful prompt to remind people affected by domestic abuse – directly and indirectly – just how much damage it can do, even when there is no physical violence involved.

When we are faced with a challenge, or a threat to our well-being, the body experiences stress.

Whether you’re dealing with a job that puts you under tremendous pressure, or face struggles in your life or relationship that leave you in a state of constant worry, stress can be a real killer.

Stress Awareness Day was set aside as time to be aware of the stress in our lives and how it affects us.

Broxtowe Women’s Project hopes thinking about this might help some people who are suffering stress because of domestic abuse to decide to pick up the phone and get help.

The best way to celebrate Stress Awareness Day is to start considering taking steps to remove the causes of stress or find ways to mitigate them.

We are very aware that removing stress from your life caused by domestic abuse can actually start off as a stressful experience, but we are here to help. We do understand how difficult it can be and have experience of and expertise in handling all kinds of situations.

Getting support could also prevent other people such as your parents, siblings or children from worrying about you. Taking action could reduce stress for everyone.

The theme for International Stress Awareness Day 2017 is “Speak Up and Speak Out about Stress”. Why not speak to us about how we can help? If text is easier that is possible too.

Call us on our helpline 01773 719111 or text using 07914 634 190.

For more information about stress and its management visit the website of The International Stress Management Association  – www.isma.org.uk

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