Take time to look after yourself during Stress Awareness Month

From managing the rise in the cost of living to juggling relationships, stress caused by modern life can have a negative impact on our health and wellbeing.

That’s why we’re encouraging you to look after yourself and manage your worries in a healthy way during Stress Awareness Month this April.

While there’s no single definition of stress, the most common causes are physical, mental, or emotional strain or tension – which can have a harmful impact on physical and mental health in the long term.

Our Every Mind Matters webpage gives you some simple steps to helping you manage those forms of stress, including:

  • Connect with others: spend quality time with friends or family
  • Live a healthy life: being active, enjoying the outdoors and having a balanced diet can all help to boost our mood
  • Do something for yourself: find the time to do enjoyable activities for ourselves
  • Get support: talk about your worries with family, friends or NHS recommended services such as Health in Mind

Learn more about the extra help you can receive with your mental health and wellbeing, including how to self refer to therapy and online treatment programmes.