2023 Stress Awareness Month Initiatives
Stress Awareness Month has been held every April globally for over 30 years and aims to normalise and create opportunities to have open conversations on the impact of stress to our friends, colleagues and family. Stress and poor mental health are one of the biggest public health challenges we face and it is important that organisations are aware of how they can best support their employees when it comes to stress.
This year for Stress Awareness Month, Community Business has planned a 30-day activity calendar filled with stress reduction activities that you can try out which relate to Mental, Physical and Social Wellbeing. Also, to support the goal of having open conversations about stress, we are hosting a series of 3 live webinars with expert speakers in the fields of Mental, Physical and Financial Stress.
We have 3 Live Webinars covering 3 focus areas of stress; Mental, Physical and Financial Stress. We have invited experts in their respected fields to talk us through their experience, knowledge and research to increase our levels of awareness through different perspectives on stress all through an Asia lens.
Tue 18 Apr: Managing Mental Stress
Guest speaker: Dr. Esslin Terrighena, Chartered Psychologist and Registered Psychotherapist, CMHA HK
Wed 19 Apr: The Impact of Stress on our Bodies: A Focus on Hybrid Working
Guest speaker: Andrew Cox, Director of Training, Joint Dynamics
Thu 20 Apr: Exploring Financial Stress in APAC
Guest speakers: Hellena Wang, Associate Director, Wellbeing Solutions APAC, AON and Paul Gordon, Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Financial Wellbeing, AON
We will discuss how we define stress, what stress looks like, how does it impact the individual and how it effects their work and personal life. We aim to also provide useful tips and takeaway activities that individuals can apply to their own lives but also we will provide advice and support for organisations who are looking to support their workforce.
Stress Awareness 30 Day Challenge
Get involved in our 30 Day Challenge for Stress Awareness Month! Each challenge is designed to enhance mental, physical and social wellbeing, as well as raise awareness about coping strategies for stress. The 30-day Stress Reduction Activities are simple, fun and effective ways to help reduce some of the stress in your life.
Whether you print out the calendar for your workplace or do these challenges from home, share how you are participating by tagging us on social media or using the hashtag:
April 30 Day Challenge Calendar:
30 Day Challenge Information Brochure:
Details about each challenge in the calendar are available in this brochure. Download our brochure for more information about the 30 Day Challenge.
Stress Awareness Training Programmes
Learn more about what you can do at your organisation to manage stress in the workplace. Our wellbeing programmes are designed to work alongside you to build a wellbeing culture that today’s society expects from a place of work.
Here are some of the programmes we offer that we'd like to highlight for Stress Awareness Month:
- Coming Out of Isolation and Adapting to the New Normal
- Healthy Coping Strategies for Stress and Anxiety
- Mental Wellbeing 101
- Mindfulness Training
- Resilience Training
- Stress Management
If you are interested in any of these programmes, please get in touch with our team.
SDG 3: Good Health and Wellbeing
At Community business our focus on good health and wellbeing, and our alignment with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 3 which seeks to promote wellbeing for all. This is why we wanted to generate something that is applicable and inclusive for all. We have provided activities that span across three areas of wellbeing; mental, physical and social. You’ll find some activities span across all three such as inviting your friend out for an activity, connecting with others benefits your social wellbeing, picking a physical activity like going out for a hike and having conversations and sharing stories benefits your mental wellbeing. This is what we aim to do at Community Business, provide holistic wellbeing solutions to ensure good health and wellbeing.