It's Stress Awareness Month which has been held every April, since 1992 to increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic. 
Now, more than ever, it’s important to take measures to help manage your stress levels. People are worrying about their health, their loved ones and their finances, all amplified by being cut off from others. 
 
Stress.org has lots of useful information about stress and how to manage it, which may be worth sharing with your employees, family and friends. 
 
Key advice includes: 
 
Talk about Stress and its effects – work together to reduce the stigma that is associated with stress by talking about the topic openly and freely with friends, family and colleagues. 
Share your coping mechanisms – if something has worked for you why not share it? It might benefit someone you care about and in the meantime it might help you take your focus off your own challenges. 
Be nice to those who are stressed and anxious – we are all undoubtedly going to experience stress and anxiety in our lifetime so treat others going through it with compassion and empathy. 
Look after yourself – we all need to think more about self-care. Take time out of your day to relax or do something that you enjoy. Don’t forget to exercise and eat well, even when you feel too stressed. 
The most crucial thing you can do when you are stressed or anxious is to make sure you are continuing to look after yourself. Make time to relax when you need to and learn to say no to requests that are too much for you. 
 
As the spread of Coronavirus is changing by the day, it is most important that you keep up-to-date with the latest information and advice provided by the Government. 
 
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