Stress is defined as a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances.
Being stressed occasionally isn't unnatural or unhealthy. But experiencing prolonged and unrelenting stress can affect your physical and mental health. Work-related stress that is not identified or checked can reduce your ability to maintain your mental and physical health, and interfere with your professional performance and care.
If you are feeling stressed all the time you may delay seeking help because you have unrealistic personal and professional expectations of yourself and believe you should be able to self-manage health issues without support. The risk in delaying getting support is a deterioration in your emotional, psychological and physical health.
Seek help early
Seeking support early is important and benefits your return to good health significantly. If you feel that your health may be compromised, please seek support early. Nurse & Midwife Support will understand and listen to your concerns, provide practical advice for your individual health needs and, most importantly, assist you to focus on meeting your health needs.