Stress Down Day 2020 Stress Down Day – 24th July 24th July 2019 is Stress Down Day, a fun and easy initiative designed to reduce stress and raise vital funds for Lifeline Australia. Research shows that 90% of Australians need to stress less - with 74% of people reporting being stressed from work. Lifeline Australia needs your support to reduce workplace stress in 2019 by registering a record number of workplaces to participate and implement simple activities that can reduce stress. “Stress Down Day provides a great opportunity for workplaces to realise the importance of ensuring an environment that prioritises the wellbeing of employees. It’s a fun take on a serious issue with the bonus of doing something good for our community, ” said Anna Brooks National Manager Lifeline Research Foundation. Anna suggests workplaces should use the opportunity to have fun. “Stress Down Day is designed to be flexible, so activities can be tailored to suit the workplace culture. In previous years, some organisations have encouraged employees to wear pyjamas or tracksuits to work, others have gone Hawaiian. I’m looking forward to stressing down by wearing my Ugg boots to work this year,” she said. Funds raised will increase the number of volunteers helping Australians in crisis. If you or someone you know is feeling or behaving very stressed, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or visit www.lifeline.org.au/gethelp.