Unwind with Stress Toys this Stress Awareness Week
International Stress Awareness Week is an annual event held to encourage people to identify and reduce stress factors negatively affecting them. In recognition on this important event EverythingBranded.co.uk takes a closer look at what this event is all about, as well as some of our own stress toys that could benefit workplaces, as well as being incorporated into marketing plans as thoughtful giveaway products.
What is International Stress Awareness Week?
International National Stress Awareness week is run by the International Stress Management Association (ISMA). Carole Spiers, ISMA (UK) Chair released a statement regarding the event stating “Last year Stress Awareness Day was one of our most successful yet, with a number of new events, both live and online, all helping to spread our message ‘Speak up and speak out about stress’. Stress Awareness Day went international for the first time and I was very excited that countries from around the world took part, really putting the ‘I’ into ISMA. I’m delighted, as founder of National Stress Awareness Day back in 1998, that the campaign has grown to where it is today.”
What is stress and why is it important?
Stress is a response to demands on the body and life, a response to crisis and fears. If stress gets overwhelming it has a knock of effect to our bodies and mental health, emotional exhaustion and physical illness can impact on work, relationships and families.
Why are stress toys helpful?
Stress toys are small balls or objects filled with gel, foam or clay that are held in the palm of your hand. When we’re stressed out, our bodies tense up and we physically clench. By holding and repeatedly squeezing a stress toy when experiencing feelings of anger, stress or even to combat fidgeting, when releasing the stress ball you will feel less tense than you started. While stress in the workplace is nothing new, it can negatively impact on employee’s mental and physical health. Investing in your employees well-being and ensuring they are equipped with the tools and support if they do experience stress at work is a duty every employer must take seriously and prioritise.
EverythingBranded offer a wide range of unique stress toys that can be personalised to your brand.
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