April marks the start of Stress Awareness Month
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. Despite this running for 28 years we have got a long way to go. According to the Mental health Foundation 74% of UK adults have felt so stressed at some point over the last year they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope.
Coronavirus has plunged the world into such an uncertain time and the constant news about the outbreak can make us feel stressed and anxious. All of this is taking its toll on people’s mental health, particularly those already living with mental health difficulties.
Being concerned about Coronavirus and the effect it is having on our lives is understandable, but for many people it can and will make existing mental health problems feel worse.
This Mind information link explains what stress is, what might cause it and how it can affect you. It includes information about ways you can help yourself and how to get support.