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1st April – 30th April is Stress Awareness Month where healthcare professionals and health promotion experts join together to increase public awareness about the causes of stress.

Stress is something everyone feels at times, and there are all kinds of stressful situations that can be a part of daily life. Low-level stress can even be helpful or motivational. There are plenty of things you can do to help cope with stressful events, and simple steps you can take to deal with feelings of stress or burnout.

The Every Mind Matters website offers tips and expert advice to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing if you are feeling stressed and anxious: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/stress/

The Stress Management Society also offers further advice. The Stress Management Society is a non-profit organisation dedicated to helping individuals and companies recognise and reduce stress. Further information can be found here: https://www.stress.org.uk/

Remember: Support is available if you’re finding it hard to cope with stress. Please check the NHS website for more support and advice.

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