Fact: the UK has never been more stressed.
According to statistics shared by the Mental Health Foundation thinktank in 2018, 74% of Brits had experienced levels of stress in the 12 months prior to the study, with three-quarters of them admitting they had felt overwhelmed or unable to cope with day-to-day life.
Speaking about the study at the time, Isabella Goldie, Director at the Mental Health Foundation, observed: "Millions of us around the UK are experiencing high levels of stress and it is damaging our health. Stress is one of the great public health challenges of our time, but it still isn't being taken as seriously as physical health concerns. Stress is a significant factor in mental health problems including anxiety and depression. It is also linked to physical health problems like heart disease, problems with our immune system, insomnia and digestive problems. Individually we need to understand what is causing us personal stress and learn what steps we can take to reduce it for ourselves and those around us". (Discover more insights from the research by reading the full report.)
With that in mind - and with the modern world moving at an ever-faster pace, be it in the workplace, online or at home - there can be all manner of untold pressures and worries that your customers have to contend with on a daily basis.
So - what can be done to tackle stress? Of course, that's a huge question and one that we're hardly qualified to answer. However, there is one simple thing your business could consider in order to help tackle stress among colleagues and customers. The NHS has previously cited the use of a stress ball as a means to help people deal with stress; in this article, for example, they recommend squeezing a stress toy in sync with breathing in order to encourage a moment or two of mindfulness.
What Kind Of Marketing Campaign Can A Promotional Stress Ball Support?
- Health-related campaigns: as well as the obvious wellbeing benefits of offering the user a little light stress relief,
- Professional or academic campaigns: fiddling with a stress toy has actually been proven to help focus concentration.
- Brand awareness generation at events such as trade shows, consumer fairs and so on
And that's just a handful of examples!
Need a little more convincing? Read on...
Branded Stress Balls Are Highly Cost-Effective
Prices start as low as 45p per unit for our Stress Ball Keyring, which is printed with your artwork and is perfect for your customers to take out and about with them.
Our easy-grip Stress Love Heart is also incredibly budget-friendly; costs begin at just 58p per toy for orders of 1,000 units, making it a budget-efficient giveaway that makes a great hand-out item at health-related exhibitions, or as part of a Valentine's-themed campaign.
Promotional Stress Toys Come In Shapes & Sizes To Suit Every Industry
As well as industry-specific stress toys, we also have a wide range of shapes and designs, including animals, food items and even smartphone holders! The more personal the item, the more likely your customer is to use it, so be sure to consider who your target recipient is and consider their interests when you choose your toy.
Branded Stress Shapes Are Perfect For Helping Your Customers Concentrate
With fidgeting proven to assist concentration, arming your target audience with promotional stress toys might actually help them get more done.
Choosing a promotional stress ball that is related to your business or your customer demographic can help add a more personalised angle to your marketing efforts, with our assortment of industry and interest-themed stress toys guaranteed to offer something that appeals to every audience.
Don't believe us? Explore our wide range of promotional stress toys and find out for yourself!