How to relieve stress

Peter, a GP, talks about what stress is and how to relieve it

What Peter suggests you should try to relieve stress


  • go outside in nature
  • have a hot drink
  • simple breathing exercises
  • get enough sleep
  • get regular exercise
  • try to eat healthily
  • share how you’re feeling with those around you

More ways to relieve stress

Read about other breathing and relaxation exercises.

For some quick tips on ways to address stress, try 10 stress busters.

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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