Stress is everywhere, and it is directly linked to our mental health. 1 in 6 adults in Britain will experience depression, anxiety or problems relating to stress at any one time. The Mental Health Foundation, organiser of Mental Health Awareness Week, says:
"By tackling stress, we can go a long way to tackle mental health problems such as anxiety and depression, and, in some instances, self-harm and suicide. We will look at how we can tackle stress and help improve our mental health."
Understanding what causes us stress and taking action to manage our stress levels is a key part of looking after our wellbeing. So at MHFA England we have decided to help you...
This brand new toolkit is designed to help you:
The Stress Container can help us understand how we experience stress and how to address our stress levels. Use this interactive tool to explore it!
Share these GIFs on social media or your website. Right click the image or title to download it.
Mental health campaigner Neil Laybourn tells us his top self-care tips for handling stress.
We've all got a Stress Container. In this clip, mental health campaigner Neil Laybourn explains what it is, how it works, and how to keep that tap open to stop your stress overflowing!
Share these graphics on social media or your website, or print and use as a poster. Click on the links to download as a JPG or PDF.
Use these badges to show your support for Mental Health Awareness Week and #AddressYourStress! Great for adding to your email signature or sharing on social media. Click on the links to download as a JPG or PDF.
To help you spread the word about Mental Health Awareness Week and #AddressYourStress, we have put together a set of sample social media posts (click to download Word document).
You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube to keep up to date with what we're doing for #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek. We look forward to seeing what you get up to!
The Mental Health Foundation has a range of great resources available. From downloadable posters to ideas for running your own fundraising event, you can find it all on their website at mentalhealth.org.uk. Whatever you're planning, be sure to mark it on their map so everyone can see what the whole community is doing to tackle stress together.