Stress Awareness Month 2021
14 April, 2021
April is Stress Awareness Month.
Stress Awareness Month is every Apil, since 1992, and aims to increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic.
According to the Mental health Foundation 74% of UK adults have felt so stressed at some point over the last year they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope. 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, and reach out for support if we need it.
What could you do to raise awareness this Stress Awareness Month? (taken from https://www.stress.org.uk/national-stress-awareness-month-2019/)
- Talk about stress and it’s effects – let's work together to reduce the stigma that is associated with stress by talking about the topic openly and freely with friends, family and colleagues.
- Share your coping mechanisms – if something has worked for you why not share it?
- Be nice to those who are stressed and anxious – we are all undoubtedly going to experience stress and anxiety in our lifetime so treat others going through it with compassion and empathy.
- Look after yourself – we all need to think more about self–care. Take time out of your day to relax or do something that you enjoy. Don’t forget to exercise and eat well, even when you feel too stressed.
Test your stress levels here: https://www.stress.org.uk/individual-stress-test/ (the Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.)
If you need support or advice, get in touch.