Relaxing remedies are being offered to residents as part of National Stress Awareness day today.

Stress can manifest itself through fears and phobias, anxiety and depression. It can be harmful to your health in the long-term and can cause muscular tension, headaches, sleeplessness, irritability and chronic fatigue.

Hertsmere Borough Council are encouraging people to take a deep breath and get involved in the many activities on offer which will help combat any undue tension.

Studies have shown that green spaces help people achieve a sense of wellbeing, and ParksHerts website can help identify the perfect park to unwind in.

All women and girls can relieve stress by getting involved in classes from yoga to fight club as part of the We Move She Moves programme by the council.

If you feel that you would benefit from talking to someone then Herts Minds or Guideposts Trust based in the Health and Wellbeing Centre in Number 10, Leeming Road can offer advice, information, exercise classes and group activities.

For more information on Parks Herts visit and to find out about We Move She Moves visit