International Stress Awareness Week 2018

International Stress Awareness Day (7 November) and International Stress Awareness Week (5-9 November) is almost here. This year, the theme ‘Does Hi-Tech Cause Hi-Stress’ will look at the positive and the adverse effects technology can have, and how we can use technology to our advantage.

What is planned for International Stress Awareness Week?

Online Stress Summit

Join ISMA’s (the International Stress Management Association) debate on the positive and adverse effects of Technology in an all day, global online stress summit. The summit takes place on Wednesday 7 November from 9-5pm and will feature interviews with experts on stress and/or technology. The interviews will be made available online during the day and are free to attend.

To take part, register via

Social Media

ISMA Stress Advisors, Event Presenters, Volunteers and anyone who would like to help with the campaign about stress awareness will be active on social media – Twitter and Facebook. Please like/follow ISMA and connect with them in the run-up to the event, during it, and afterwards! Let’s make a big noise on social media! Please use their hashtag, #NSAD.

Free ISMA Downloads

ISMA has a wealth of support materials and fact sheets available to help anyone who wants to reduce stress and enhance wellbeing and performance at work/University. These are free to use and can be accessed online at We have printed some of the fact sheets and they will be available for you to pick up from the International Stress Awareness Week display in the library (located next to the library entrance).

Book Display

There is a collection of books and publications on the topic of stress in the library. We have selected some to be part of our book display (located next to the library entrance).

Wellbeing Space

Relax in tranquil, peaceful surroundings and enjoy the views in our wellbeing space in the library. A calm and relaxing spot with comfy seating, cushions, throws, plants, self-help books, games colouring sheets and mindful journaling sheets. You can find the wellbeing space on level 2, next to the short loan collection area.

Follow us on Twitter and/or Facebook to join in with International Stress Awareness Week.

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