The cost-of-living crisis continues to play on everyone’s mind, so as the evenings get darker and we near to the latter part of the year, keeping on top of your mental health is a key priority.
GroceryAid has partnered with Care first, their Helpline provider, to help understand the signs of being stressed and how learning to cope with stress in a healthy way will make you, the people you care about and those around you become more resilient.
When too much stress and worry is placed on you sometimes there’s no room for ‘let up’ and that can cause feelings and emotions to build until we reach a breaking point. This means normal everyday pressures build into something more and lead to us not being able to cope.
There are many factors that affect us:
- Physical stress
- Environmental stress
- Emotional stress
- Key life events
- Chronic stress
How can GroceryAid help?
If you work in the grocery industry, you can call GroceryAid’s free, confidential Helpline on 08088 021 122 anytime of the day or night and speak to a BACP accredited counsellor who will provide you with in-the-moment help. You can also access free self-guided resources through our online Health & Wellbeing platform which covers a broad range of topics to support mental health, stress management, sleep, and anxiety. www.www.groceryaid.org.uk/get-help/
Financial support from GroceryAid
GroceryAid can help when money worries are causing stress of anxiety.
In partnership with Money Helper, you can access financial guidance and advice through the website which includes free practical tools and tips on managing money, including a budget calculator, how to reduce household bills, and a wide range of topics from tax and benefits, to dealing with illness, disability, job loss and bereavement.
Financial grants are also available to colleague’s struggling due to changes in circumstances, subject to eligibility criteria. For more information visit www.www.groceryaid.org.uk/finances.
Contact GroceryAid’s helpline by calling 08088 021 122, or live chat online at www.www.groceryaid.org.uk/get-help.