Mental Health Nurses Offer Local Students Advice on Coping with Stress – 10/12/13

Left to Right: Aleisha, Danny and Sarah at Walsall CollegeMental health nurses offered local students help and advice on managing stress as part of a radio podcast which will be broadcast across Walsall College.

Aleisha Dean and Sarah Greswolde, primary care mental health nurses from Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust, were interviewed by media student Danny Watson. Danny asked them a range of questions around stress, including what the symptoms are, how you can manage it, and the best way to help family or friends who are suffering with stress.

Commenting on the experience, Danny said: “It was really interesting to hear about stress and to get advice on managing it. It’s nice to know that stress is taken seriously and that there is help out there if you need it.”

Sarah Greswolde added: “It’s exciting to work in partnership with Walsall College to help us reach out to a younger audience to help break down the stigma and promote mental health issues such as stress. We look forward to working more closely with the college in the future.”

If you are suffering from stress, please talk to your GP who can offer you lots of help and advice and may refer you to a counsellor who can help you talk through your problems.

Click here to listen to the podcast online.

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust are currently developing a new mobile app which aims to give advice and tips on managing stress and anxiety when it launches in May 2014. If you are interested in getting involved in this project, please email communication@dwmh.nhs.uk.