Stress and resilience

Stress and resilience

Stress is the body’s physiological and psychological response to a situation or life event (a ‘stressor’). People’s responses to stressors can vary greatly depending on genetic, physiological, social and environmental factors. A stress response is often triggered when a person experiences something new, unexpected or when they have little control over a situation.  Although stress in itself isn’t a mental health problem, experiencing stress over a prolonged period of time can lead to depression, anxiety, self-harm or physical health problems such as cardiovascular disease (Mental Health Foundation, 2018).

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Stress: Are We Coping?

Mental Health Foundation

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Mental Health Foundation

A COVID-19 pandemic world and beyond: The public health impact of Home and Agile Working in Wales

Public Health Wales

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MIND

Resilience: Understanding the interdependence between individuals and communities

Public Health Wales

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