Stress Awareness Month has been held every April since 1992 to raise awareness of the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic. The last two years have been the most challenging we have faced and in 2020 our National Health Services were overwhelmed by people that are struggling and seeking support.
Lack of support can cause loneliness and isolation, which in turn lowers people’s wellbeing, impacts mental health and can lead to mental illness. Social isolation is an important risk factor for both deteriorating mental health and suicide. As we emerge from the pandemic, it’s vital that as a community that we support one another. Although restrictions have mainly been lifted, people still need support now more than ever as they adjust to a new way of living.
The pandemic has had a hugely detrimental effect on the nation’s mental health and sense of community. Disrupted social lives, the cancellation of large gatherings, travel restrictions and working from home have kept us in one place for long periods of time. However, one of the positives to emerge from this unparalleled situation has been the community spirit and support shown by so many to so many.
Here at KVF we have two courses available via our Intuity e-Learning platform to help assist you and your employees on the identification of stress related symptoms, and how to help manage Stress in the Workplace.
Stress in the Workplace online e-Learning £15 (plus VAT) per employee
RoSPA Accredited Stress Management and Coping with Pressure online e-Learning £15 (plus VAT) per employee
For further help, information or support regarding Health & Safety at Work, please contact a member of our team at: email@example.com
Simon Churchley-Wareham, KVF Operations Manager