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Stress Awareness Month 2024

Stress Awareness month takes place throughout April, dedicated to helping people understand stress, what causes it and how to manage it for better mental health and wellbeing in both personal and professional life.

Some key statistics include:

  • The most common cause of stress is work-related stress with 79% saying they frequently felt it
  • Stress, depression or anxiety accounted for 55% of all working days lost due to ill health in 2021/22
  • 7% of UK adult feel stressed every single day
  • 74% of people feel so stressed they have been overwhelmed or unable to cope
  • Inpatient hospital admissions caused by stress-related illnesses in the UK cost around £8.13 billion
  • 46% say that they eat too much or too unhealthily due to stress

UKATA is a registered supporter of Mates in Mind, a leading UK charity raising awareness and addressing the stigma of poor mental health. They promote and lead the development of positive mental wellbeing within the workplace. Mates in Mind works across industries, focusing on construction, as well as other sectors.

If you feel like you need help, you can:

  • Call Samaritans on 116 123
  • Text "BEAMATE" to 85258
  • Speak to a family member, friend or colleague.

Published on Wednesday 20th March 2024

Date: Between Monday 1st April 2024 and Tuesday 30th April 2024