A guide to help this Stress Awareness Month

April is Stress Awareness Month.

What is Stress? It is perceived as a bad thing but actually, without the ability to experience stress, mankind wouldn't have survived.  Stress releases the hormones that give us the fight or flight mode we use daily.

How do we recognise stress? What are the key signs?

How does stress affect us? Our cognitive reactions, our physical movements as well as our behaviour and emotions?

Coping with stress will differ for each of us, depending on our triggers, but this brilliant guide by the Stress Management Society offers a little more insight into all of the above and ideas on how to deal with it.