Stress Awareness Month

Stress Awareness Month has been held every April for the last 27 years in a bid to increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic.

Stress is a common part of life but often it can lead us feeling upset, burnt out or overloaded. In the fast-paced world that we live in juggling many different responsibilities, it’s easy to put ourselves second and forget to look after ourselves properly which can then lead to feeling the effects of being stressed.

According to the Mental Health Foundation, 74% of UK adults have felt so stressed at some point over the last year that they feel overwhelmed or unable to cope. One of the difficulties with stress is that people experience it in many different ways, some of which are unable to see.

Millions of us around the world are experiencing high levels of stress which in turn is damaging our health. Stress is, in fact, one of the biggest public health challenges of our time, but still, to this day it is not taken as seriously as physical health concerns. Stress is a significant factor in mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. Not only this, it is also linked to physical problems such as heart disease. We need to start to understand what is causing us stress and take the correct steps in trying to reduce it for not only ourselves but the people around us.

With Stress Awareness Month ending today we thought we would put together a video of our top ten tips to try and avoid/cope with stress, please see link below:

https://youtu.be/CMie-Ta51VE

These top 10 tips are not the only ways in which you can minimise stress, however, they are a good starting point. If you are suffering from stress, you can find help and support both on the internet but also by speaking to healthcare professionals.

If left unchecked, stress can be deadly because even though it may not immediately affect you, it can lead to a number of serious health problems such as high blood pressure and heart disease.

Here at Mane, we support all of our employee’s and take mental health extremely seriously. We believe Stress Awareness Month is a great campaign which will hopefully inform more and more people about stress and provide them with the right information on how to handle it.