Stress less this Stress Down Day
Friday 24th July is Stress Down Day, a fun and easy initiative designed to increase awareness of workplace stress, make use of simple and fun ways to reduce stress and if you and your people choose, raise vital funds for Lifeline Australia.
Research shows that 90% of Australians need to stress less – with 74% of people reporting being stressed from work.
Lifeline Australia needs your support to help reduce workplace stress in 2020 by registering a record number of workplaces to participate in and possibly implement simple movement activities that can reduce stress.
Anna Brooks National Manager Lifeline Research Foundation says …
“Stress Down Day provides a great opportunity for companies to realise the importance of ensuring an environment whether in the workplace or currently at home, that prioritises the wellbeing of employees. It’s a fun take on a serious issue with the bonus of doing something good for your community.”
Anna suggests employers can use the opportunity to have fun.
“Stress Down Day is designed to be flexible, so activities can be tailored to suit a companies culture. In previous years, some organisations have encouraged employees to wear pyjamas or tracksuits to work – even if they’re still at home, others have gone Hawaiian. This year, it’s all about movement”, she says.
If you’ll have people in the workplace on 24 July, choose to provide Seated Massage (the ultimate stress down initiative) for them and ask them to donate to Lifeline to receive their massage.
Research shows people are far more likely to give if they feel they’re getting something in return. And ‘experiences’ far outweigh ‘things’.
Funds raised will increase the number of volunteers helping Australians in crisis and further Lifeline’s mission of helping create an Australia with no suicide.
If you or someone you know is feeling or behaving very stressed, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or visit www.lifeline.org.au/gethelp.