Stress Awareness Month is held each April, since 1992, to raise awareness of the causes, signs and coping strategies for stress. The last two years have been the most challenging we have faced due to the Pandemic! This year the theme for Stress Awareness Month is Community.
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. A community is much more than just a group of people!
The Stress Management Society have free resources including:
• A distress to De-stress Guide
• A 30 Day Challenge Calendar
• A Stress Poster
• A Self Care Workbook and more!
Time to Change have resources for schools, including:
• Lessons and assembly’s
• Short activities
• Guides and toolkits
• Films and more!
Mental Health UK have free downloadable resources and videos on:
• Work life balance
• Managing Stress
• Sleep and more!