Stress is not a mental health problem but it is a key cause of mental health problems like depression and anxiety and is often linked to self-harm and suicide. Stress is also known to lead to physical health problems like muscle and joint pain and cardiovascular problems.

For Mental Health Awareness Week 2018 (14-20 May), The mental health foundation focused on stress. See how stressed you are coping with stress by taking their short test, which uses the evidence-based perceived stress scale (PSS).