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Does your to-do list seems endless, are your deadlines fast-approaching, and do you find yourself feeling stressed? But what is stress, and what affect does it have on us?

Whilst stress is not necessarily bad, it can provide a vital fight-or-flight response in moments of danger. Stress can also lead to numerous health problems. From physical problems, like heart disease, insomnia, digestive issues, immune system challenges, etc to more serious mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression.

Stress Awareness Month has been held every April since 1992 to raise awareness of the causes and cures for the modern-day stress epidemic. It is the time when we have an opportunity for an open conversation on the impact of stress. Dedicated time to removing the guilt, shame, and stigma around mental health. To talk about stress, and its effects and open up about our mental and emotional state with friends, families, colleagues, and professionals.

You can find a number of resources via the Stress Management Society website including guides, achievement plans and nutritional advice. You can also take an individual stress test to help understand and better manage stress.

And, if you haven’t already you can join their 30 Day Challenge for April, where you are encouraged you to pick one action each for your Physical, Mental and Emotional Wellbeing to carry out each day.