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Stress Awareness Month

April marks the start of Stress Awareness Month!

Stress Awareness Month has been held every April, since 1992 to increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic. According to the Mental health Foundation 74% of UK adults have felt so stressed at some point over the last year they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope.

At this difficult time and uncertian time it is more important than ever to manage your stress and identify if you need help. 

We hope you find the following resources helpful: 

Supporting your mental health whilst working from home

Suddenly more people than ever have found themselves working from home (WFH). If you're not used to it or even if you are, you may be finding it stressful and this can take a toll on your mental health. 

Click here to find out how to make working from home a positive experience and deal with those feelings of stress. 

Signs of Stress

Stress is everywhere, especially at the moment, and whilst a little stress is OK and some can actually be beneficial, too much stress can wear you down and make you sick, both mentally and physically.

Click here to find out more 

How to deal with Stress? 

Click here for tips to help manage and reduce your stress levels

What is Meridian doing to support Mental Health in the workplace? 

As part of Meridian’s commitment to raising mental health awareness, we are rolling out several initiatives to help create a mentally healthy workplace. We already have a 24/7 counselling service provided by members of our HR Team who have been trained as Mental Health First Aiders and in addition to this, all our of line managers have been invited to attend Mental Health First Aid (Mental Health First Aid) Training. 

Mental Health First Aiders 

Mental Health Awareness Training

Resources Available 

Click here for helplines that provide emotional and crisis support for everyone affected by stress and mental ill health