Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Stress Points

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Stress Points

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Byline: By Sarah Ivison Evening Gazette

Keepyourmind healthy and avoid pressure

A healthy diet, exercise and taking time out to relax are essential when it comes to physical and mental well-being.

Lawrence Butterfield is a senior nurse at Ashwood, community mental health centre at Guisborough General Hospital.

"If you had a chest infection, then you would go to the doctor for antibiotics and this is the same, if you feel stressed then go and see your GP," he says.

"It is important to get rid of the stigma towards mental health.

"A lot of clients come to us with stress in the workplace, because of bullying and overwork."

A new study, published on-line in the British Medical Journal has found possible new links between being exposed to stress at work and the development of heart disease and diabetes.

Researchers from University College London studied 10,308 British civil servants, aged 35 to 55 during a 14-year period. …

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