And to provide support, education and treatment for tamariki/kids, rangatahi/young people, pakeke/adults and whānau/families living with anxiety and other mental health experiences.
Here in Aotearoa, we've come so far in the past few years in sharing our experience of stress and anxiety.
Stress Awareness Month is a chance to celebrate this and to look at our personal self-care practices to help us manage our wellbeing.
Stress Awareness month started in the UK in 1992. It gives us an opportunity in Aotearoa, NZ to open conversations around our health and wellbeing, and support healthy responses to stress.
We should start with what stress is. Stress is the feeling of being overwhelmed or unable to cope with mental or emotional pressure. Stress can be perceived differently at different times – for example if we have slept well, we may feel less overwhelmed by certain stressors.
By learning what helps us to manage stress and creating a list of these self-care options – we support our resilience in managing stress.
- Connect with Anxiety NZ to receive our free self-care series.
- Set a personal, whānau or workmate challenge challenge to pick a self-care strategy and do it (we will provide you with a checklist of ideas to get you started) Have a conversation with someone you know about stress, wellbeing and self-care.
- Share some of our resources online to get the word out and the conversation started.
- Look after yourself! Do some self-care – you don’t need to tell anyone about it, just do it for you.
You can help one of a few ways:
- You can make a donation below!
- Simply share this page, and any posts we make, so that we get the word out there.
Let’s raise our voices and talk about stress, mental wellbeing, and self-care. Let’s share what helps us and celebrate our progress this Stress Awareness Month.