NAB Tweed Heads South Business banking managers Nicole Davenport and Martin Poulden take a casual approach to work for Stress Down Day last Friday.
NAB Tweed Heads South Business banking managers Nicole Davenport and Martin Poulden take a casual approach to work for Stress Down Day last Friday. Craig Sadler/ Tweed Daily News

Smart bunnies know how to de-stress

WORKING in a bank can be stressful at times, but slipping into a pair of fluffy rabbit slippers can make it all go away for NAB business banking manager Nicole Davenport.

Staff at the Tweed Heads South branch and business centre ditched the collared shirts and ties on Friday for Stress Down Day.

Stress Down Day is a national fundraiser run by Lifeline and dedicated to reducing the burden of stress on the community.

It encouraged people in schools and workplaces to have fun with colleagues, friends and family to reduce stress by dressing casually or even wearing slippers to work.

Business banking manager Martin Poulden said he is already looking forward to next year's Stress Down Day.

“Most of us had a casual dress day and some of us even came in with slippers on,” Mr Poulden said.

“It was a nice change of pace from the collar and tie.”

Staff in the bank and business centre had an afternoon tea at the end of the day to help de-stress.

“Most days can be stressful so it's good to calm down a bit. Friday afternoon was the last chance we had to unwind before we all went home for the weekend.”

Through donations they raised about $100 on the day.

Money raised on Friday go towards helping Lifeline run its 24-hour telephone support service.



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