Stress and Anxiety

Most people feel stressed sometimes and some people find stress helpful or even motivating. But if stress is affecting your life, there are things you can try that may help.

Support is also available if you’re finding it hard to cope with stress.

General guidance to help with stress

Stress is something everyone feels at times, and there are all kinds of stressful situations that can be a part of daily life. Low-level stress can even be helpful or motivational.

There are plenty of things you can do to help cope with stressful events, and simple steps you can take to deal with feelings of stress or burnout.

There are also specific tips and expert advice to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing if you are feeling stressed or anxious about coronavirus (COVID-19).

Further links and resources for dealing with stress

NHS Guide to Stress

Understanding stress and tips and resources to help you manage stress

https://www.nhs.uk/every-mind-matters/mental-health-issues/stress/

My Wellbeing College

Courses to help you manage stress and anxiety

https://bmywellbeingcollege.nhs.uk/

Mind – Dealing with Stress

Explains what stress is, what might cause it and how it can affect you. Includes information about ways you can help yourself and how to get support.

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/stress/dealing-with-pressure/