Stress Awareness Month
Stress Awareness Month is of extreme and growing importance. Focusing on and highlighting ways for individuals to prevent and manage their stress, has become even more important in the past year. In April we will be holding a variety of workshops aiming to highlight this, while also helping individual’s wellbeing and work-life balance.
About Stress Awareness Month
April marks the beginning of Stress Awareness Month, having occurred every April since 1992, its aim is to increase the public’s awareness about the causes and cures of the stress epidemic. The Mental Health Foundation reported in the last year 74% of UK adults have felt so stressed they felt overwhelmed and unable to cope. Illustrating just how necessary Stress Awareness Month is, especially considering the turmoil experience in the past year.
Stress is a significant factor for the increase in mental health problems, for example, anxiety and depression. However, stress has also been linked with causing physical health problems, such as heart disease and the development of problems with our immune system. Individually we need to understand what is causing us stress and learn what steps we can take to reduce it for ourselves and those around us. Throughout April, we are holding a number of virtual workshops to help individuals gain a better insight into managing their stress.
Ways to Manage Stress
When we are experiencing high levels of stress, it can become difficult for the mind and the body to work together and consequently be present and aware of the here and now. Becoming aware of the present moment is the key to managing and recognising your emotions, helping you self-regulate and find balance in your life once again, and therefore helping you manage and prevent stress.
The NHS have compiled ten ways to help you manage stress:
- Be active
- Take control
- Connect with people
- Have some ‘me time’
- Challenge yourself
- Avoid unhealthy habits
- Help other people
- Work smarter, not harder
- Try to be positive
- Accept the thing you can’t change
We are currently crowdfunding, aiming to reach a wider audience of people and in doing so intend to help individuals take charge of their wellbeing, and gain a better, healthier work-life balance. Through our crowdfunding you can purchase early bird tickets for our virtual workshops, at a discounted price, of £8. Not only will these workshops help you understand and manage stress, but you will also be supporting and helping us!
If you’re looking to arrange a workshop for your workplace, we also offer new cost-effective wellbeing activities for teams through our crowdfunding with a unique opportunity for you to become part of a social impact project that helps London’s communities. Discover our corporate programmes HERE.