Stress Awareness Month
What is Stress Awareness Month?
Stress awareness month has been held every April since 1992 to raise awareness of the effects that stress can have on people's wellness, and what can be done to combat it.
According to the Mental Health Foundation, in 2021, 74% of UK adults have felt so stressed at some point they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope.
Stress can impact us all as it is our body’s natural response to dealing with pressure. But too much stress over a long period of time can have a significant impact on our overall health and wellbeing. So, it’s really important we find ways to manage our own stress and look out for the signs that those around us may be struggling.
Recognising the ‘red flags’ of stress can help us spot when someone may need support. Symptomes of stress include:
Physical Symptoms of Stress
A change in eating habits
Shaking & dizziness
Sweating more than usual
Finding it hard to sleep
Mental & Emotional Symptoms of Stress
Feeling anxious, worried, or scared
Lack of self-confidence
Feeling under pressure
Uninterested in life
We're Here to Help
Throughout April we will be sharing advice about stress in relation to health and wellbeing.