Tips and exercises to help you relax.

Your stories

Learning to relax

Jemima from Mind blogs about our relaxation tips to combat stress and anxiety.

Posted on 03/05/2013

Stress... depress... decompress

Jessica blogs about her experience of stress and how she has found ways of coping.

Jessica Carmody
Posted on 05/11/2014

How dancing helped me cope

Shalini blogs about how dancing helped her through tough times.

Posted on 07/03/2014

Useful contacts

Who else could help?

Be Mindful

Information about mindfulness and mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR). Guidance on how to learn mindfulness, including course listings.


International Stress Management Association

Lists stress practitioners by specialist area.


Mental Health Foundation

Includes podcasts and videos with breathing and relaxation exercises.


Mind Tools

Information on topics including stress management and assertiveness.


NHS Choices

Information on different health problems, treatments and self-care tips, including breathing exercises.

No Panic

helpline: 0844 967 4848 (10am–10pm)
Provides a helpline, step-by-step programmes, support and self-care tips, including relaxation techniques.


Stress Management Society

Information about stress and tips on how to cope.



Information about stress and techniques for coping. Lists several talking treatments and alternative therapies that can be used to treat stress.


UEL Refugee Mental Health and Wellbeing Portal

University of East London free resource. Includes relaxation exercises in languages including English, French, Arabic, Urdu and Farsi.

This information was published in October 2017 – to be revised in 2020. References are available on request. If you would like to reproduce any of this information see our page on permissions and licensing.



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