Stress Awareness Month 2021

A quick summary:

April marks the start of Stress Awareness month. This time is used to raise public awareness for both the causes of modern stresses, and the cures for them. Statistics from 2019 found that 74% of people over the age of 18 in the UK have been so stressed that they have either felt unable to cope or been completely overwhelmed (Mental Health Foundation). This past year has been particularly difficult for everyone, and it’s safe to say that higher stress levels have been felt by almost everybody.

Stress poses a threat to our health, both mentally and physically, but it often isn’t taken seriously compared to physical ailments. It is a significant contributor to mental health problems like anxiety and depression. It is also linked to many physical ailments, such as insomnia, digestive problems, heart disease and problems with our immune system.

Along with advice and support you can find on the National Stress Awareness website, here are some fantastic providers on Heka who are here to help you.

London Stress Centre

LSC offer a free sleep, stress and calm consultation. This free introductory session will allow you to experience a consultation with one of the coaches at the London Stress Centre. Here you can discuss and outline areas that you wish to improve and create a plan to tackle these issues using evidence-based techniques.

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Scentered

Their 100% natural, essential oil-based aromatherapy balms and candles provide portable solutions to support mindful transitions through life’s everyday journey. Scentered's de-stress range is a remarkably soothing blend which promotes relaxation, calmness, and relief from stress.


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Aura

Aura provides thousands of meditations, life coaching, stories, nature sounds and more. You have a vast mindfulness content library at your fingertips. It is all personalised just for you, so that you can find peace whenever you need it.

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InsideOut

Life can be up and down and challenges may come our way when we least expect them and throw us off course. InsideOut offer a free consultation where you can chat to someone about your mental stresses. They believe that everyone should be able to access mental support anywhere, anytime, anyplace; just like you do a GP.

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On:song

On:song run choirs and vocal workshops for businesses worldwide, on a mission to improve your mental health and wellbeing and to increase cultural opportunity. Singing is great for your physical and mental wellbeing, making you healthier and happier and more connected to those around you, and relieving stress.