Stress Awareness Month 2022
Published: 30 March 2022 to 31 December 2098
Stress Awareness Month has been held every April since 1992 to raise awareness of the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic.
This year, the theme is Community. The Stress Management Society chose this theme because lack of support can cause loneliness and isolation, which in turn lowers people’s wellbeing, impacts mental health and can lead to mental illness.
Social isolation is an important risk factor for both deteriorating mental health and suicide. As we emerge from the pandemic, it’s vital that the community support experienced by many people during this challenging time continues.
The 30-Day Challenge
As part of their campaign for Stress Awareness Month, the Stress Management Society are running a 30-day challenge throughout the month of April.
They are encouraging you to pick one action each for your Physical, Mental and Emotional Wellbeing to carry out every day.
It takes 30 days to turn actions into habits, which is why this is a month-long programme. The 30-day challenge will maximise your chances of turning useful knowledge and techniques into positive behavioural change.
We’re looking forward to sharing this challenge with our staff and hearing about their experiences as we close the month.
In addition to this, we will be signposting both internally and externally to support services available in Hull and the East Riding, as well as providing hints and tips to help support and maintain your health and wellbeing, particularly in relation to stress management.
Stress Awareness Month is hosted by the Stress Management Society in the UK. We encourage you to visit their website to learn more and support the cause this April.