There are just a few episodes left of our Stress Awareness Series! In Episode Five we focus on symptoms.


Julian explains that while we can research this ourselves online, there is a common list of symptoms we can familiarise ourselves with.

Watch the video below to learn more!

Estimated watch time: 3 minutes

Feel like you’re jumping the gun and want to see our series from the start? Don’t worry! Scroll down to the bottom to see all episode links.

Like most of us, if you can’t watch this at work, you can always come back later when it suits you! Alternatively, we have picked out Julian’s top key points from this episode for you to read below.

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Episode Five: Symptoms To Recognise

Julian explains that the symptoms we need to look for are divided into three separate categories: physical, emotional, and behavioural.

So, what should we look for in our loved ones and colleagues?

Physical Stress

  • If someone is prone to minor illnesses, they may suffer coughs and colds on a regular basis.
  • They may have a visual flare-up of skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis
  • Regularly complaining of muscle aches –  back and shoulders in particular
  • Frequent episodes of IBS (irritable bowel system) or frequent headaches
  • They may have difficulty sleeping

Emotional Stress

  • If someone has a circular thought process
  • They may be experiencing issues with their memory
  • Feeling tense and agitated/ or intolerant of other people

Behavioural Stress

If you suspect that someone is stressed, you will sometimes see a switch in their personality type. People who are naturally more of an introvert may suddenly become very animated. In direct contrast, a very outgoing person may suddenly become very withdrawn and quiet.

It’s really good to be aware of these symptoms if you or someone you know are ticking quite a few of these, then it is likely there is something that needs addressing.

Stress Awareness Video Series with Julian Hall of Calm People:

Episode One – Stress Relief

Episode Two – Workplace Stress

Episode Three – The Links Between Mental Health and Stress

Episode Four – Pain Points

Episode Five – Symptoms of Stress

Episode Six – Stress ‘Crutches’

Episode Seven – What Workplaces Can Do

If you want to invest in some extra guidance in your workplace, why not look into our mental health courses?  Find out more here! 


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