To coincide with National Stress Awareness Month, ACE shares a series of tools to help members make the most of this campaign.
The last two years have seen stress and mental wellbeing leap up the agenda for businesses as the ongoing uncertainty and isolation of the pandemic led to a detrimental effect on people’s mental health. A lack of support around stress can cause loneliness, isolation, affect wellbeing, and lead to longer-term mental illness.
Although social restrictions have been lifted, people need ongoing support as the challenges of adapting to hybrid working models becomes reality.
Laura Hague, group safety manager at Mott MacDonald and chair of ACE’s Health and Safety forum said: “Like all awareness campaigns, National Stress Awareness Month provides an opportunity to raise issues vital to employee wellbeing and given the short, medium and long-term effects of stress on people’s health and performance, it is a key conversation to have. As we emerge from two challenging years of the pandemic into more uncertainty, stress remains an ongoing issue for all businesses to manage.”
Download tools, kits, and activities from campaign organiser, the Stress Management Society. These include a guide to stress management, the 30 day stress challenge calendar, campaign infographics, and even adult colouring sheets.
Browse all of ACE’s recent wellbeing content, including a series of webinars and online workshops, as well as blogs and news items on wellbeing. You’ll also be able to browse our very own #worksmarter campaign from last summer which featured a range of tips which also reduce everyday stress.
In addition, those working for an ACE member can register or login with their work email address to download their exclusive member-only mental health wellbeing toolkit. This has been designed to help all organisations – no matter their size – approach mental wellbeing sensitively.