April is Stress Awareness Month and that means drawing attention to a mental health difficulty that can affect any one of us, at any given time.

Like many health issues, stress can affect us all differently and with varying levels of severity. From minor stress that we experience when dealing with difficult life events to anxiety that limits our ability to think, act or go about our day as usual, it’s important to recognise when you are encountering it and know how to deal with it healthily.

Tactics some find useful when dealing with stress include practicing mindfulness, exercising regularly and being sure to get enough sleep. As with many mental health difficulties, opening up to those around you about any issues you might be having can often be the most important step in getting back to feeling your usual self.

If you or a friend are experiencing stress or anxiety and don’t know where to turn, visit the NHS Moodzone for loads of great tips and advice.

Warmest wishes,



#IAMWHOLE is an anti-stigma mental health campaign developed in partnership with the NHS and YMCA, the world’s largest youth charity, and was launched in 2016 by Jordan Stephens, one half of UK music duo, Rizzle Kicks. The campaign has been developed as a direct response to the mental health difficulties being experienced by children and young people throughout the UK and around the World.

Our goal for 2017 is to tackle the harmful language and negative stereotypes that surround mental health. Join the fight. And join the amazing people who have pledged their support from the worlds of music, TV and sport. Watch this year’s campaign film <HERE>.




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