• Stress Awareness Month April 2021 – Regain Connection, Certainty and Control

We recently collaborated with Huawei AppGallery to conduct a study on stress, gathering data from 2000 British adults. The research identified that 65% of people in the UK have felt more stressed since the COVID-19 restrictions began in March 2020.  The three key causes for concern are feelings of disconnection, uncertainty, and a worrying loss of control.

We’ve decided to weave these three key factors into this year’s theme for Stress Awareness Month. Our practical approach ensures that we are able to offer beneficial resources and effective materials to those who are struggling.

What are your plans?

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 29 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.

Millions of us around the UK are experiencing high levels of stress and it is damaging our health. Stress is one of the great public health challenges of our time, but it still isn’t being taken as seriously as physical health concerns. Stress is a significant factor in mental health problems including anxiety and depression. It is also linked to physical health problems like heart disease, problems with our immune system, insomnia and digestive problems. Individually we need to understand what is causing us personal stress and learn what steps we can take to reduce it for ourselves and those around us.

30 Day Challenge Hints, Links and Tips

‘The 30 Day Challenge’ encourages you to pick one action each for your Physical, Mental and Emotional Wellbeing to carry out every day. You could even add actions for your social and spiritual wellness too.

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.

As a first step, please download and fill in our 30 Day Challenge Calendar and our ‘Coping at Home and Keeping Connected Action Plan’ to make your commitments a reality.

There’s also: Videos at our YouTube Channel, a 7-Step Achievement Plan, a Stress Relief Colouring Book © Sam Antolik 2020, a Digital Detox checklist, and a Free Stress Guide – scroll down for the links.

Find out more about our study in collaboration with Huawei AppGallery

Click the link below to download our 30 Day Challenge guide with hints, tips and tricks

Click the link below to learn more about the Huawei AppGallery

Click below to learn more about Overnight Design

Click the link below to find out more about our Excelling Under Pressure Workshop

Click the link below to download our Suggested Reading List

Click here to download our FREE poster on mental health and wellbeing in the workplace

Click here to download our Signs of Stress Instagram post

We have a stress-busting newsletter!

Download our stress social media posts

Download an infographic on the findings of our study

Click the link below to Purchase the 10-Step Stress Solution by Neil Shah

Click the link below to learn more about Headspace

Click the link below to try our Digital Detox

Click here to download our FREE poster on personal mental health

Download our Signs of Stress Poster

How stressed are you? Click below to take our FREE stress test!

Download our social media post for research findings

Invite Neil Shah to speak at your organisation

Click the link below to download the National Online Safety 30 Day Challenge

Click below to download our 30 Day Challenge for April 2021!

Click the link below to download our 30 Day Challenge Calendar

Click the link below to download our Coping at Home and Keeping Connected Action Plan

We’ve worked with Overnight Design to create an internal performance survey for organisations

Click the link below for your 7 Step Achievement Plan

Click the link below to sign up for our 15-day programme

Click the link below to download our free Stress Guide

Find out more about our eLearning Excelling Under Pressure programme

Our lockdown resilience tips

Have you tried unlocking your happy?

Want to find your Ikigai?

Click the image below to purchase a Fox Under the Moon print. All profits from prints sold during Stress Awareness Month will be donated to The Stress Management Society.

Are you keen to try something new? SADHANA is offering a full free month on their online yoga platform to anyone who uses the code ‘STRESSAWARENESS’. This is on top of the additional free 14-day trial, giving you plenty of time to explore the service and try something different over Stress Awareness Month.

Floating Point is Berkshire’s only dedicated Floatation Wellness Centre. Michael & Tina’s aim is to make a positive contribution to humankind by providing the tools to improve physical and mental wellbeing, whilst creating a safe environment for personal growth. They achieve this by using cutting edge technology to help people achieve more by doing less. This is delivered through the use of their Floatation Pods combined with brainwave entrainment audio and their infrared sauna. Their clients range from those with chronic pain, stress and anxiety through to Team GB Athletes and frontline NHS staff.

Use the code ‘Stress’ when booking for 10% off your first float.

Open Age is a charity that provides 350+ diverse weekly activities for older Londoners, specifically working in Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham and Westminster. Open Age’s programme has three broad categories – Arts, Culture & Social; Learning & Skills, and Physical Activities. Each session acts as an entry-point into a supportive and resilient community of 4,500 members aged 50 to 104, and FUN is at the centre of Open Age’s philosophy. Click the image above to find out more.

Click the image below to download your FREE Stress Relief Adult Colouring Book

Our Founder and Chief De-Stressing Officer, Neil Shah, will be co-hosting an Online Mental Health Clinic every Thursday at 8pm. Click the image above to find out more.

Listen to Neil Shah discussing the impact of stress, our use of technology and how the past year has tested our resilience on BBC Radio London and Talk Radio Europe.