Posted 01.04.2021

Stress, whether it's work related or personal, can negatively affect your health - mental and physical. Over the last 12 months we have all been under additional stress due to the COVID-19 pandemic, living in lockdown, working from home, balancing childcare, home schooling, shielding etc. 

Stress Awareness Month has been held every April, since 1992. During this annual 30 day period, health care professionals and health promotion experts across the country will join forces to increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic.

The theme for 2021 is ‘regaining connectivity, certainty and control’, following a survey of 2,000 British adults by the non-profit Stress Management Society, conducted with Huawei. This research showed that 65 per cent of people in the UK have felt more stressed since the first lockdown began in March 2020.

This week 'The Independent' published an interesting article on stress and how we manage it. The article includes some expert-recommended products that can help you feel calm including some useful links to mindfulness apps and self-care books. Read the full article.

Stress Management Society - for understanding and managing stress