Stress Awareness Month
1 April, 2024 (All day) to 30 April, 2024 (All day)

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.

Stress can have an impact on a person’s health, whether physically, mentally or emotionally–and often it is a combination of them all! These health issues, when allowed to build up over time, could manifest themselves in issues such as anxiety and depression, hormonal problems, difficulty sleeping, high blood pressure, heart disease and much more.

Simply becoming more aware of stress and learning to apply the various coping mechanisms can certainly help an individual who is feeling overwhelmed by this emotion. In addition, it is well understood that if people become aware and there is less shame involved, then they are more likely to reach out for help when they need it.

The original organisation dedicated to helping with workplace stress was founded back in 1974 and then rebranded to the International Stress Management Association in 1989.

The Stress Management Society have set this year's theme as #LittleByLittle to highlight the transformative impact of consistent, small positive actions on overall wellbeing. The Stress Management Society, want to emphasise how even the smallest steps taken each day towards self-care and stress reduction can yield significant improvements in mental health over time. You can find out more on their website.

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