April is Stress Awareness Month

“Stress Awareness Month has been held every April since 1992 to raise awareness of the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic.  The last two years have been the most challenging we have faced and in 2020 our services were overwhelmed by people that are struggling and seeking support.   This year our theme is Community.  We have chosen this theme because lack of support can cause loneliness and isolation, which in turn lowers people’s wellbeing, impacts mental health and can lead to mental illness. Social isolation is an important risk factor for both deteriorating mental health and suicide. As we emerge from the pandemic, it’s vital that the community support experienced by many people during this challenging time continues.  Although restrictions have mainly been lifted, people need support now more than ever as they adjust to a new way of living.”

  • Adopt a positive mind set
  • Don’t be a slave to tech
  • Eat for wellbeing
  • Get a good nights sleep
  • Get moving to combat stress
  • Learn to say no
  • Master your time
  • Practise deep breathing
  • Prioritise your health
  • Stay hydrated

Taken from Stress Awareness Month

The library has an excellent range of titles available including print and e-books. Ask a member of staff for details of our ‘Shelf help’ collection on mental help. Below is a selection of titles which we have on display in the library. We also have a QRcode to our library catalogue for more titles, which are available for loan.

Book reviews for the above titles (No copyright infringement is intended)

‘The Anxiety survival guide for teens’ by Jennifer Shannon

“If you have anxiety, your fears and worries can keep you from feeling confident and independent. Teen milestones such as making friends, dating, getting good grades, or taking on more mature responsibilities, may seem much more difficult. And if you’re like countless other anxious teens, you may even avoid situations that cause you anxiety altogether-leaving you stuck in a cycle of worry and avoidance. So, how can you take control of your anxiety before it takes control of you?”

Synopsis taken form amazon.co.uk

‘Atomic habits’ by James Clear

“People think when you want to change your life, you need to think big. But world-renowned habits expert James Clear has discovered another way. He knows that real change comes from the compound effect of hundreds of small decisions – doing two push-ups a day, waking up five minutes early, or holding a single short phone call.

He calls them atomic habits.”

Synopsis taken from Waterstones.com

‘Fighting invisible tigers’ by Earl Hipp

“Getting rid of stress is impossible, but learning how to control the response to it can help teens develop healthier relationships, make better decisions, and outsmart those tigers.”

Synopsis taken from amazon.co.uk

‘Why has nobody told me this before’ by Doctor Julie Smith

“‘Drawing on years of experience as a clinical psychologist, online sensation Dr Julie Smith shares all the skills you need to get through life’s ups and downs.

Filled with secrets from a therapist’s toolkit, this is a must-have handbook for optimising your mental health. Dr Julie’s simple but expert advice and powerful coping techniques will help you stay resilient no matter what life throws your way. “

Synopsis taken from waterstones.com

Display of library resources and books
Display of resources available in our library.