21 Apr 2022

  This Stress Awareness Month we want to give you the resources to recognise the signs of stress, find the right support for you and know who to contact when you're in need of help.

Many of our customers go through difficult times. Often a little extra support can make a big difference. And that's where we come in. We provide wellbeing support, training opportunities and a safe place to talk.  

We're here to focus on you so you don't have to face issues alone. Take a look at the range of support we offer and see how we can help you.  

  • Mental health support
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Confidence, self-esteem, resilience and coping strategies
  • Free wellbeing or employability courses
  • Children, family and building relationship support
  • Money and debt management
  • Advice and guidance
  • Education and employment
  • Isolation and loneliness
  • Anxiety and depression
  • And more!

If you would like to speak to us regarding anything listed above, get in touch on 01427 677 277 or email enquiries@riverside-training.org.uk.

How else can we support you?

  • Coffee Club - Every Friday at 1pm we hold a coffee club drop in session. If you're feeling stressed, overwhelmed or would like some company, come down to our centre for coffee and a chat.
  • The Workables - Join us on Thursday at 1pm to get support building a CV or job hunting.
  • Wellbeing courses - Choose from a range of courses designed to build confidence, self-esteem, resilience and coping strategies.
  • Employability courses - Book onto a course to learn industry specific skills or general work skills.

Stress reducing techniques

There are many ways to deal with stress. Why not try out some of these simple techniques?

  • Breathing exercises. Breathing slowly whilst counting is one of the easiest ways to reduce stress. Take a moment to calm your mind and think clearly.
  • Meditation. Taking a couple of minutes out of your time to meditate can help to improve your wellbeing. All you need to do is find a quiet room, close your eyes and breathe. Take a look at the different types of meditation.
  • Laugh more. Studies have shown that people are less stress when they practice laughing. This may sound strange at first but people do participate in laughter yoga. What is laughter yoga? Find out here.
  • Reduce stress triggers. During Stress Awareness Month, take the time to learn what triggers your stress? Is it to do with a big workload? Unorganised messes? Traffic? Think. What causes you stress and find ways to overcome or deal with those triggers.
  • Family. Spend time with family. Remind yourself of the great things that makes you happy.
  • Exercise. Another way to reduce stress is to exercise. It can increase endorphins, balance hormones, improve sleep and help your body to relax. Need ideas? Take a look at the 30 day challenge below.

The 30 Day Challenge

Have you been taking part in the 30 day challenge? If not, it's not too late to start. The 30 day challenge encourages you to pick one activity a day for your physical, mental or emotional wellbeing.

The 30 day challenge comes from the idea that it takes 30 days to turn actions into habits. Therefore, if you complete your 30 day challenge then you will increase your changes of turning an activity or action into a positive change. Take a look at this example.

Where to access support

We also provide wellbeing interventions and group workshops through our project named Acistance. Our partnership with Shaw Trust also allows us to deliver wellbeing sessions through art and crafting activities.  So, if you're struggling with your wellbeing or are overwhelmed with stress, get in touch on 01427 677 277 or email enquiries@riverside-training.org.uk


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