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Stress Awareness Month April 2021

 

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.

Some techniques you can use to help reduce stress are;

  • Talk about Stress and it’s effects – lets work together to reduce the stigma that is associated with stress by talking about the topic openly and freely with friends, family and colleagues.
  • Share your coping mechanisms – if something has worked for you why not share it. It might benefit someone you care about and in the meantime it might help you take your focus off your own challenges.
  • Be nice to those who are stressed and anxious – we are all undoubtedly going to experience stress and anxiety in our lifetime so treat others going through wit with compassion and empathy.
  • Look after yourself – we all need to think more about self –care. Take time out of your day to relax or do something that you enjoy. Don’t forget to exercise and eat well, even when you feel too stressed.

The most crucial thing you can do when you are stressed or anxious is to make sure you are continuing to look after yourself. Make time to relax when you need to and learn to say no to requests that are too much for you.

Please click here for further information from the Stress Management Society -  Stress Awareness Month 2021 - The Stress Management Society

Below are some websites you can visit to access services in your local area in relation to mental health and/or stress awareness:

Hartlepool Now

Hub of Hope - Mental Health Support Network provided by Chasing the Stigma

Also please find attached below the Government's Mental Health and Wellbeing Recovery Action Plan in relation to Covid 19.

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