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Monday 4th - Friday 8th November 2019

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International Stress Awareness Week

'RESILIENCE - the Power to Succeed!'

Carole Spiers

The response to our first International Stress Awareness Week is 'Same again, please'.  'And I couldn't be happier to oblige', says Carole Spiers, ISMAUK Chair

Could International Stress Awareness Day be spun out into a whole week? Would the members support it? Would the media report it?

I’m now able to announce a huge ‘Yes’ from our own members, from ISMA branches in many other countries, and from BBC World, among many other broadcasters, online media and the press.

In the UK, the week kicked off with a Stress Fair, a truly creative idea that attracted a large passing trade, continued with an all-day global on-line stress summit hosted by Belgiium, ISMAUK international members and an all-day stress chat bot line operated by ISMA stress consultants, before climaxing with our annual ISMA conference. This all-day event assembled 130 delegates for a busy programme of presentations, panel discussions and workshops, involving some of the world’s premier thought-leaders in stress management. I noted with particular satisfaction that National Stress Awareness Day, always celebrated on the first Wednesday in November, stimulated the greatest activity on social media.

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'So now, let's start preparing for a record-breaking week from 4-8th November'

The theme for this year is going to be Resilience, and the ISMAUK committee is already busy preparing for a full week of events on this ever-important topic. Our annual conference takes place on the last day of International Stress Awareness Week on Friday 8th November in central London.  You can see our programme here and we would love you to join us.

Just consider the importance of resilience in corporate life, and the overwhelming need to cultivate the power of bouncing back from workplace challenges. You’ll identify many aspects of this fascinating subject that could inspire creative workshops and presentations in NSAD Week. To keep resilience high on the national agenda, together, as part of the promotion of wellbeing in the workplace.


Ending the stigma of stress and mental health

The challenges of both stress and mental health are issues of considerable importance for many of us. So, ending the stigma associated with stress and mental health is an organisational imperative. ISMA's focus is to continue to ensure that these issues remain high on the national agenda with active promotion of wellbeing in the workplace. 

It’s never too soon to come on board. So start now. We look forward to hearing from you. And let’s make 2019 the best year yet.

Carole Spiers FISMA, FPSA, MIHPE, Founder, International Stress Awareness Week, Chair ISMAUK

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Anyone Can Get Involved in International Stress Awareness Week      4 - 8th November 2019

Our theme is: RESILIENCE - the Power to Succeed!

If you're new to ISMA, International Stress Awareness Day is our flagship annual event, so why not get involved?

International Stress Awareness Week enables major goals to be achieved, including raising profile, achieving publicity about stress and stress prevention, and promoting the importance of wellbeing for individuals and organisations.

It also provides an opportunity for ISMA members to showcase their skills and start dialogues with businesses and individuals in their local area, delivering workshops and presentations in the UK and around the world.

Whether you're new to ISMA or you're already a member, contact Carole Spiers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out how you can become involved and bring International Stress Awareness Week to your country or region.

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Could You Become an Official Sponsor for International Stress Awareness Week 2019?

We are seeking sponsors for activities throughout the first week of November (from the 4th - 8th). As a major event, International Stress Awareness Week always attracts substantial exposure on national TV, Radio and Social Media Platforms. It encourages hundreds of companies to join in, putting employee wellbeing firmly on their agendas. There are three levels of sponsorship as follows:

  • GOLD: Official Partner;
  • SILVER: Sponsorship Partner
  • BRONZE: Sponsorship Friend

If your company or organisation would like to sponsor International Stress Awareness Week, taking advantage of a great opportunity to promote your business as well as supporting a national campaign to combat stress, then please,

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Please contact Carole Spiers, Founder National Stress Awareness Day and Chair ISMAUKat This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on

+ 44 (0) 77 688 78910 and she will respond immediately.

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