Mental Health Awareness Week: Stress and Resilience

In today’s ever-changing world where we are expected to do more with less and be everything to everyone, we need to put proactive measures in place to prevent poor mental health and promote wellbeing by giving people the skills and resources to better manage their own mental health and thrive.

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This year for Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May), the focus is on stress:

(https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week)

New figures show almost three quarters (74%) of people have at some point felt so stressed that they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope. According to the Mental Health Foundation, while stress isn’t a mental health problem in itself, it often leads to depression, anxiety, self-harm and suicide.

As a social enterprise, giving people access to key skills to tackle stress and navigate uncertainty is something we fundamentally believe in. It’s a proactive response to tackling the early warning signs of poor mental health. We’re so passionate about it that we even teach the skills in schools.

Developing a more resilient community able to manage stress is vital

Resilience is an umbrella term and means different things to different people. For us, resilience is not about just coping, it’s about effectively managing stress and uncertainty; knowing WHEN to stop or ask for help and knowing HOW to talk about our feelings without feeling vulnerable. Its about creating a strong social network that understands and values diversity. For us it’s a habit, a set of skills and tools that can be practiced, developed and used to build mental, emotional and social strength.

In today’s ever-changing world where we are expected to do more with less and be everything to everyone, we need to put proactive measures in place to prevent poor mental health and promote wellbeing by giving people the skills and resources to better manage their own mental health and thrive.

 

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