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Stress Awareness Month #LittleByLittle

Stress Awareness Month has been held every April in the UK since 1992 to increase public awareness on both the causes and cures for the modern stress epidemic. The last few years have been the most challenging, and since 2020 many people have been struggling with their mental health. In fact, employee stress around the world remains at a historic high. Beyond the immediate mental health concerns, stress can also lead individuals towards unhealthy coping mechanisms such as increased alcohol consumption, poor dietary habits, or smoking.

Recognising the toll that information overload takes on our wellbeing, the #LittleByLittle Campaign emphasises the importance of simple, manageable changes that seamlessly integrate into daily routines. By fostering open conversations and raising awareness, the aim is to create a supportive environment where everyone can prioritise their mental wellbeing, one small step at a time. The #LittleByLittle campaign encourages individuals to integrate manageable adjustments into their daily routines. This could be as simple as ensuring you take a walk during your lunch break, doing 10 minutes of stretching each day, or spending time listening to music you love. These small actions each day can be mental, emotional, or physical, as long as they serve as small building blocks in order to foster good mental health, according to the Stress Management Society.

For further information on Stress Awareness Month and the #LittleByLittle campaign, click here.