Find out more about Stress Awareness Month 2023 and access resources from LinkedIn Learning and from the Stress Management Society.
What is Stress Awareness Month?
Stress Awareness Month has been held in the UK every April since 1992 to highlight the effects it has on our lives, possible coping mechanisms and to encourage open and supportive conversations about stress.
2023 theme: #choosehope
For over 30 years Stress Awareness Month has had a different theme each year which reflects societal challenges – the theme for 2023 is #choosehope.
“Through our campaign #choosehope we have learned that having hope is imperative to find a way through and beyond our challenges, however, hope isn’t just a feeling, it inspires us to take action. Towards a conscious decision to perceive things differently and create a plan to achieve the desired goal. This has inspired this year’s stress awareness month theme, an invitation to go beyond talk and campaign for taking action and personal responsibility in creating a positive change. We aim to create an opportunity for all of us to consider how we are going to do something to make things better.” - The Stress Management Society
30-day challenge for April 2023
The Stress Management Society website has a range of resources on their website and includes a 30 day challenge for April 2023. ‘The 30 Day Challenge’ allows you to identify one thing you can do each day for your Physical, Mental and Emotional Wellbeing. Doing these challenges for 30 days will maximise your chances of turning the knowledge and techniques into positive behavioural change you can take forward.
LinkedIn Learning Resources
Explore the following courses and videos with your free University of Leeds account. The resources are relevant to both students and staff and look at different ways of managing stress and supporting your mental wellbeing.
In addition, you can see more recommended resources about a range of wellbeing and mental health themes on our OD&PL LinkedIn Learning webpages.
- Managing Stress –Dr. Todd Dewett shares his tips for managing stress. Learn how to identify and assess your stress triggers, manage your responses more effectively, and make positive personal choices.
- Building Resilience – What, why and how to become resilient
- Managing Stress for Positive Change – Find out how stress can be used to fuel positive change.
- How to manage feeling overwhelmed - In this course from stress expert and performance coach Heidi Hanna, you can learn how to identify and conquer that overwhelmed feeling—so you can remain focused, productive, and in control in the face of whatever comes your way.
- Learning how to unplug and recharge – A six course series looking at ways to unplug and recharge, including: recharging, reconnecting with yourself, identifying triggers, meditating, finding hidden tension and tracking your energy and movement.
- De-stress: Meditation and Movement for Stress Management –A series of guided meditation and movement exercises that allow your body and mind to relax and refocus.
- Mindfulness for Beginners (audio-only course) – Explore five guided meditations based on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
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