How to manage 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.

Your stories

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

Getting 'mental healthy' for 2015

Dave talks about how he intends to stay 'mental healthy' in 2015.

Dave Chawner
Posted on 06/01/2015

Useful contacts

Who else could help?

Anxiety UK

08444 775 774 (Monday–Friday 9.30am–5.30pm)
Advice and support for people living with anxiety.


Be Mindful

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


Big White Wall

An online community of people who are finding it hard to cope. It’s completely anonymous so you can express yourself openly.


Health and Safety Executive

Information about health and safety law in the workplace. Specialist information on stress for employers and employees.


International Stress Management Association

Lists stress practitioners by specialist area.


Mind Tools

Information on topics including stress management and assertiveness.

NHS Choices

Information and tips on managing stress in the workplace.



116 123 (24 hours a day)
[email protected]
Chris PO Box 90 90
Stirling FK8 2SA
24-hour emotional support for anyone who needs to talk. Calls are free from all providers and do not appear on bills.


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.


Time to Change (England) (Wales)

An organisation which challenges mental health stigma and discrimination. Provides information on stress and workplace wellbeing for employers and employees.

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