How to deal with stress by opening up

Tommy explains how opening up about stress helped him

What Tommy found helped him cope with stress


  • breathing exercises and meditation
  • opening up to someone you trust
  • getting out in nature

Find support for stress

Living Life to the Full is an online course to help with anxiety and stress. You can access this for free by registering your name and details.

SAMH has advice for coping when supporting someone else.

Mind’s Talking Tips offer guidance on how to listen to someone trying to talk about their mental health and wellbeing.

Contact your GP practice if:

  • you want to speak to someone about your mental health

If you need urgent help, phone 111 and choose the mental health option to speak to the mental health hub.

In an emergency phone 999. 

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