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April is Stress Awareness Month


Stress Awareness Month increases public awareness about the causes of stress and how to help combat stress in this modern-day life. Handling stress can be different for everyone, and it can filter in from various parts of your life, from your workplace to personal relationships. Learning about this month can certainly help anyone who struggles to cope with their stress and needs guidance and advice.

Stress Awareness Month increases public awareness about the causes of stress and how to help combat stress in this modern-day life. Handling stress can be different for everyone, and it can filter in from various parts of your life, from your workplace to personal relationships. Learning about this month can certainly help anyone who struggles to cope with their stress and needs guidance and advice. According to the Mental Health Foundation, it seems that 74% of UK adults have had a moment where they’ve felt so stressed that they’ve been too overwhelmed or unable to cope with the situation.

This Stress Awareness month is held every April and has been running for 28 years since 1992, to be exact. The original organisation dedicated to helping with workplace stress was founded back in 1974 and rebranded to the International Stress Management Association in 1989. There have been many investigations and studies into the cause of stress and how we react to it. It wasn’t until the 1950s that personality types were defined. Even earlier, back in 1936, Hans Selye began his pioneering studies into stress and developed the concept of general adaption syndrome.

Hans Selye (1907 -1982) 
Founder of the Stress Theory - Read More Here


There are plenty of resources and helpful organisations available to help with your own struggles regarding stress. One way of doing something for stress awareness month is the 30-day challenge. The 30-day challenge encourages you to do one action for your physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing every day.

 Stress Mind


Roadmap Out of Lockdown

8th March 2021
 Schools will reopen. Outdoor recreation or exercise with one other household or 1 other person is allowed.

29th March 2021
Organsied outdoor sport and leisure facilities open. Parent and child groups can take place outdoors with a limit of 15 attendees.

12th April 2021 
We go onto step 2. All retail will open along with outdoor hospitality. Zoo’s and personal care services along with indoor leisure and gyms. Still no indoor mixing or international holidays.

17th May 2021 
All remaining outdoor entertainment will open along with Indoor entertainment such as museums, cinemas, childrens play centres, hotels will reopen.

21st June 2021 
There will be no legal limits on social contact, nightclubs and larger event will reopen.


Who would have known in March 2020 the impact the virus would have had?

Deaths in England with COVID-19 on the death certificate.

The total number of deaths in the UK to 12/03/2021 is 143,259.

This is where COVID-19 is mentioned as a cause on the death certificate. How we relate to other parts of the world.


Worldwide there has been 119 million cases and 2.63 million people have sadly lost their lives.

On a positive, 26.1 million doses of the vaccine have been given in the UK.

Coronavirus has had a massive impact on our mental health, Mind has reliable information and tips to help us cope during this time.


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