Mental Health UK

The Stress Bucket

You and your colleagues can think about your own wellbeing by using the idea of the "Stress Bucket" shown below*.

Stress Bucket

Imagine there's a bucket you carry with you which slowly fills up when you experience different types of stress.

Sometimes you feel strong enough to carry a lot of stress, but it’s important to find activities which help you lighten the load.

What helps you reduce stress?

How can you keep those activities going when other pressures build up?

Thinking about the "Stress Bucket" together to prompt you and your colleagues to take action to build your resilience.

*Developed from an idea by Brabban and Turkington (2002)