Stress Awareness Month

This article has been brought to you by Slough Borough Council on behalf of Slough Children First for the attention of all Schools.

This month is Stress Awareness month.

According to research, one in 14 adults in the UK (7%) feel stressed every single day (CIPHR), 30% of older people reported never feeling overwhelmed due to stress, compared to just 7% of young adults (Mental Health Foundation and YouGov) and 74% of people feel so stressed they have been overwhelmed or unable to cope (Mental Health Foundation and YouGov).

Stress can affect us all in different ways so it is important to recognise the signs that you or someone around you may be struggling. Some of the signs of stress can include:

  • Feeling worried, anxious or hopeless
  • Feeling burnout
  • Poor judgement and inability to concentrate
  • Faster heartbeat and high blood pressure
  • Becoming aggressive or tearful
  • Demotivation
  • Sleeping too little or too much

This Stress Awareness Month, we’re encouraged to focus on making manageable adjustments to our daily routine ‘little by little’ (please see poster attached).

We have a number of different resources in place that can support you, your family and friends if you are feeling stressed.


Free resources from external companies

There are many companies that offer free tools and resources that you access should you require help and advice regarding stress and looking after your wellbeing. These include the NHS, Bupa; and Mental Health UK.