Stress Awareness Month 2021

Stress Awareness Month has been held every April since 1992 to increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic. Despite this running for 29 years we have got a long way to go.

Stress Awareness Month – What is it?

  • According to 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.
  • Millions of us around the UK are experiencing high levels of stress and it is damaging our health.
  • Stress is a significant factor in mental health problems including anxiety and depression. It’s also linked to physical health problems like heart disease, problems with our immune system, insomnia and digestive problems.
  • Individually we need to understand what’s causing us personal stress and learn what steps we can take to reduce it for ourselves and those around us.

The Theme for Stress Awareness Month 2021 is: ‘Regaining Connectivity, Certainty and Control’.

The most crucial thing you can do when you are stressed or anxious is to make sure you are continuing to look after yourself. Please see below links to a few helpful resources….

  • Take a quick stress test today:

https://www.stress.org.uk/individual-stress-test/

  • View a free stress guide:

https://www.stress.org.uk/home-2/stress-guides/

  • Reduce your stress in 7 days:

https://www.stress.org.uk/home-2/reduce-stress-in-7-days/

 *All above information taken from stress.org.uk

Remember you too have 24/7 access to confidential support from professionally trained counsellors via our EAP line0800 015 7287 (quote name of employer) or visit www.colleaguesupport.co.uk (enter code 72160 as your username and password)