We all experience stress differently, this short 3-minute video will highlight the key features of stress and how stress can impact us:

For more information on stress, such as the way it can impact our thinking, behaviours, physical sensations, and emotions along with some self-help ideas on ways to manage it then this self-help guide may be useful.

Resources to support stress

1. If you want an immediate NHS approved online Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) programme that helps manage stress over 6 to 8 modules then check out Silvercloud using your LJMU email to gain instant access. 

2. Togetherall offers an online easily accessible platform to anonymously reach out to others via forums, carry out self-assessments and access to a range of self-help courses such as managing stress and worry, problem solving, improving sleep and assertiveness, all of which can help reduce stress.

3. Stress can occur because of several different triggers and stressors. Some people find relaxation can help alleviate some of the tension that builds due to stress, therefore you may want to check out the relaxation and meditation section for some ideas available via the main Wellbeing Hub page.

4. What's more when stressed alcohol and drug use can increase.

5. If you feel stress due to external reasons such as debt, then consider information on debt advice, or for work-related support email and an Organisational Development Practitioner will be in touch to arrange a one-to-one. 

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

Staff can use the Vivup EAP service to speak to a trained counsellor 24/7, 365 days a year. To access the support line, call 0330 380 0658 and mention you are LJMU staff or visit the website.