Stress LESS

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Stress LESS seeks to empower young people (aged 12–18) to help reduce stress and tackle the stigma surrounding mental health alongside their peers. 

This is a Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire Mind (CPSL Mind) project, funded by Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council.


Our Aim

The campaign focuses on the message ‘Take five; feel better’, equipping students with simple strategies they can use over five weeks to feel less stressed, and encourages them to create their own Stress LESS Action Plan by identifying small changes that can make a big difference.

Stress LESS is a fantastic tool in supporting young people to look after their own wellbeing, connect with like-minded peers and grow their confidence and skillset.

Schools and youth organisations in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are encouraged to implement our campaign utilising our resources with the young people they come into contact with. Read about our multi-school conference and celebration events.


Helplines & Information Links

Keep Your Head is a mental health website for young people, parents/carers, teachers and other professionals. It is a central point for signposting and information on keeping well, self-help and support services.

The website covers a range of issues including stress, bullying, self-harm and what to do in a mental health crisis.

Become a Stress LESS Champion

A key part of the campaign is a network of county-wide Stress LESS Champions who promote positive mental health, provide peer support and signpost others to further help when required.

Read Liane’s story.



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