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Stress Awareness Month: Wellbeing support and guidance

21 Apr 2022

This Stress Awareness Month we want to give you the resources to recognise the signs of stress, find the right support for you and know who to contact when you're in need of help.

And we're not like a normal housing provider. We go above and beyond our landlord responsibilities to make sure we deliver on our vision to create better lives for people.

Whether it is building communities, providing support or providing opportunities to get involved, we put our customers at the heart of what we do.

Many of our customers go through difficult times. Often a little extra support can make a big difference. That's where our Supporting Foundations service, and our free self help guide (Infohub) that makes managing your home easier, comes in.

We're here to focus on you so you don't have to face issues alone. Take a look at the wide range of support we offer.

We can help with:

If you would like to speak to us regarding anything listed above, contact us on 0800 027 2057 or email


A community to support

This year the theme for Stress Awareness Month is community. This theme has been chosen to bring our communities together, reduce loneliness and isolation. All of which can impact someone's mental health and wellbeing.

A community is so much more than a group of people. It involves our customers, our tenants, our people and more! We're a community of supportive people and we want to ensure everyone is aware of support and techniques available for anyone to access.


Stress reducing techniques

There are many ways to deal with stress. Why not try out some of these simple techniques?

  • Breathing exercises. Breathing slowly whilst counting is one of the easiest ways to reduce stress. Take a moment to calm your mind and think clearly.
  • Meditation. Taking a couple of minutes out of your time to meditate can help to improve your wellbeing. All you need to do is find a quiet room, close your eyes and breathe. Take a look at the different types of meditation.
  • Laugh more. Studies have shown that people are less stress when they practice laughing. This may sound strange at first but people do participate in laughter yoga. What is laughter yoga? Find out here.
  • Reduce stress triggers. During Stress Awareness Month, take the time to learn what triggers your stress? Is it to do with a big workload? Unorganised messes? Traffic? Think. What causes you stress and find ways to overcome or deal with those triggers.
  • Family. Spend time with family. Remind yourself of the great things that makes you happy.
  • Exercise. Another way to reduce stress is to exercise. It can increase endorphins, balance hormones, improve sleep and help your body to relax. Need ideas? Take a look at the 30 day challenge below.


The 30 Day Challenge

  Have you taking part in the 30 day challenge. If not, it's not too late to start. The 30 day challenge encourages you to pick one activity a day for your physical, mental or emotional wellbeing.

The 30 day challenge comes from the idea that it takes 30 days to turn actions into habits. Therefore, if you complete your 30 day challenge then you will increase your changes of turning an activity or action into a positive change. Take a look at this example.


Where to access support

  • Mental Health Foundation - Recognise the signs and learn coping strategies.
  • Samaritans - Talk to someone about your stress.
  • Stress Management Society - Find out how to identify triggers.
  • Mind - Access information on how stress can impact mental health. Learn how to build resilience and coping strategies.
  • Shout - Are here if someone is in desperate need of support.
  • Acistance - Wellbeing interventions, one-to-one sessions, social engagement events and group workshops.

Stress Awareness Month isn't bound to April. We are here to support our customers all year round. So, if you're struggling with your wellbeing or are overwhelmed with stress, contact us on 0800 027 2057 or email

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