Stress Awareness Month has been held every April since 1992 to raise awareness of the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic.
As the charity Stress.Org.UK says on its website the last two years have been the most challenging we have all faced and in 2020 their services were overwhelmed by people that are struggling and seeking support.
This year their theme is Community. They have chosen this theme because lack of support can cause loneliness and isolation, which in turn lowers people’s wellbeing, impacts mental health and can lead to mental illness. Social isolation is an important risk factor for both deteriorating mental health and suicide. As we emerge from the pandemic, it’s vital that the community support experienced by many people during this challenging time continues. Although restrictions have mainly been lifted, people need support now more than ever as they adjust to a new way of living.
The pandemic has had a hugely detrimental effect on the nation’s mental health and sense of community. Disrupted social lives, the cancellation of large gatherings, travel restrictions and working from home have kept us in one place for long periods of time. However, one of the positives to emerge from this unparalleled situation has been the community spirit and support shown by so many to so many.
On the Stress.Org.UK’s website are some very helpful resources related to managing Personal stress and Stress at work. We’ll explore the stress related issues at work a little later in the month.
In the meantime, you might like to examine some of their helpful guides:
- Adopt a Positive Mind Set
- Don’t be a Slave to Tech
- Eat for Wellbeing
- Get a Good Night’s Sleep
- Get moving to combat stress
- Learn to Say No
- Master Your Time
- Practice Deep Breathing
- Prioritise Your Health
- Stay Hydrated
- Recognising Workplace Stress
- HSE Guidelines
- Workplace Wellbeing Solutions
- Wellbeing Insights Audit
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The above is accurate as at 11 April 2022. The information above may be subject to change during these ever-changing times. The content of this note should not be considered legal advice and each matter should be considered on a case-by-case basis.