for better mental health

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.

Mind's services

  • Helplines – our Infolines provide information and support by phone, email and text.
  • Local Minds – provide face-to-face services, such as talking therapies, peer support and advocacy, across England and Wales.
  • Elefriends – our supportive online community for anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

Other organisations

Anxiety UK

03444 775 774 (helpline) 
07537 416 905 (text)
anxietyuk.org.uk
Advice and support for people living with anxiety.

Big White Wall

bigwhitewall.com
Online mental health community. Free in some areas through your GP, employer or university.

Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

hse.gov.uk
Information and guidance on health and safety law in the workplace.

International Stress Management Association

isma.org.uk
Information about stress, including details of practitioners who may be able to help you.

Mind Tools

mindtools.com
Tips and articles on personal effectiveness, management and leadership.

NHS UK

nhs.uk
Information about health problems and treatments, including details of local NHS services in England.

Samaritans

116 123 (freephone)
[email protected]
Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK
PO Box 90 90
Stirling FK8 2SA
samaritans.org

Open 24/7 for anyone who needs to talk. You can visit some branches in person. They also have a Welsh Language Line on 0300 123 3011 (7pm–11pm every day).

Stressbusting

stressbusting.co.uk
Information about stress, including causes, treatments and coping techniques.

Stress Management Society

stress.org.uk
Information about stress and tips on how to cope.

Time to Change

time-to-change.org.uk (England)
timetochangewales.org.uk (Wales)
National campaign to end stigma and discrimination against people with mental health problems in England and Wales. 

This information was published in November 2017. We will revise it in 2020.

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