Stress is a common feeling which everybody experiences at different times in their life. A small amount of stress can sometimes be seen as good for our motivation but too much stress can impact our mood, wellbeing and relationships with the people around us.
Some people can go through long or short periods of stress and for different reasons. You might feel pressure about an exam or moving to a different school or college. If you can learn to cope with these pressures, you can ease the stress you feel too.
When people are under stress they can react differently. You might feel like shouting, hiding away, crying or not wanting to do anything at all. You can learn to deal with your stress and it can take a lot of practice but you will get there. You could try the following steps to help:
There are also the below apps that can help you with stress:
NHS every mind matters website provide tips to keep yourself well
The Children’s society provide some helpful information about managing stress
Carrie Hope Fletcher talks young people through the best ways to deal with stress and anxiety
Fixers UK talks to young people about the stresses they face at School
A guide to dealing with exam stress
The Children’s Society have produced a wellbeing guide to stressful situations
The Royal College of Psychiatrists have produced a comic focused on coping with stress