Do you wear stress as a badge of honour?

Welcome to the 10th episode of the Diverse Minds Podcast. On today’s show, I am going to be talking about how we tend to wear stress as a badge of honour.  I will also highlight how to address your stress for National Stress Awareness Week running 4- 8 November 2019.

The first Wednesday in November is National Stress Awareness Da. It is led by the International Stress Management Association. This year’s theme is Resilience: The Power to Succeed. 

Read the episode transcript do you wear stress as a badge of honour

In today’s show, on wearing stress as a badge of honour:

  • How people sometimes wear stress as a badge of honor. [01:19]
  • Some effects of stress on the body. [01:54]
  • Some statistics about stress. [03:39]
  • What WRAW is and how you can experience it [04:23]
  • Tips on how to address your stress and stop worrying stress as a badge of honor. [05:03]
Statistic about stress

Some statistics about stress

  • 74% of UK adults have felt so stressed at some point over the last year they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope.
  • 81% of women said this compared to 67 percent of men.
  • 83% of 18-24 year-olds said this compared to 65 percent of people aged 55 and over.

Here are some helpful resources I mentioned in this episode:

Quotes on wearing stress as a badge of honour

  • Stress has very serious impacts on our bodies and is physical as well as mental.
  • It is easy to wear stress as a badge of honour as it makes us feel we are important.
  • In order to manage my stress, I need a lot of sleep at least eight to nine hours. 
  • The underlying stress trigger is what you really need to address to be able to manage your stress
  • Think about how you cope with your stress and the indicators that you are becoming  stressed
  • Stress is a huge issue and affects thousands of workers worldwide.

How to stop wearing stress as a badge of honour

What is WRAW:

Address your Stress top tips: and straight into your inbox here: 

Three Quick ways to create a stress-free work environment: 

MHL online course waiting list: 

MHLM e-book:

7 Ways to improve your sleep:

Mind Video Finding the words: talking to your GP about mental health:

Mental Health Foundation talking to your GP:

Work with me

If you fancy working with me on a one-to-one basis to help address your stress, feel free to email me at or book a time so that we can chat about what might be right for you.

Don’t forget the Wraw psychometric tool just £225 (incl VAT).

You can book your session by emailing me at

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Remember to tune in to next week’s episode, where I’ll bring you more insights into mental health and inclusion.

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