Stress Awareness Month

Apr 2021

Stress Awareness Month has been held every April since 1992. The campaign aims to increase public awareness about what causes stress and highlight ways we can combat its ill effects. 

The theme for this year’s event is ‘Regaining Connectivity, Certainty and Control’. With the stress the global pandemic has caused this past year, this message will resonate with many of us. People nationwide have had their world turned upside down, whether they’ve had to adapt to working from home, they’ve been furloughed, or they’ve found themselves out of work. It goes without saying that this year has been stressful for many of us. 

Even without a pandemic, everyday life has many stressors. But according to a recent study by, 65% of adults in the UK have felt more stressed since the COVID-19 restrictions started in March 2020.

As a result, this year Stress Awareness Month is launching ‘The 30-day challenge’. Your challenge is to choose an activity that will boost your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing and carry it out every day for 30 days. The activity could be anything from meditating to running and everything in between. The science behind the challenge is that it takes 30 days to turn an action into a habit.

How we help promote positive mental health

The mental health and wellbeing of workforces across the UK is important to us here at Kays. In the 45 years since we started, we’ve become experts in helping businesses identify and address the workplace risks that could affect their employees’ mental health.   

Because we provide everything from mental health first aid training to workplace assessments, employee assisted programmes and expert HR advice, the mental health of your workforce is in good hands with Kays. 

For more information on how you can join ‘The 30-Day Challenge’ visit

And to find out more about how we can help you protect and support your employees’ mental wellbeing, call 0843 504 8147 and talk to one of our experienced account managers today.