Most people experience some level of stress on a daily basis. For example, the rising cost of living is on everyone’s mind right now and is having an impact on most people’s personal finances. If you’re having to make difficult decisions about what you can afford, it’s normal to feel stressed or down. But if stress is becoming constant or overwhelming, try some things that have known anti-stress effects.
How to do seated movement:
Visit Actify’s exercise at home list to find exercises suitable for all abilities that can be done at home.
For non-active ideas to help your wellbeing, visit Young Scot’s how to get creative page.
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.
Mind’s Talking Tips offer guidance on how to listen to someone trying to talk about their mental health and wellbeing.
Geoff talks about his cat and how it helps with his mental wellbeing. He also suggests:
Visit make space for nature by Nature Scot to learn how nature can improve your mental and physical health.
Visit Actify’s Get Outside Get Active page to find ideas for individuals and families to get active.
Read how you can use journaling to help manage and reduce stress and anxiety on BBC Bitesize.
Read more about struggling with stress.
Living Life to the Full is an evidence-based online course to help with anxiety and stress. You can access this for free by registering your name and details.
During office hours, you can contact your GP.
Anytime, you can phone 111.
In an emergency you can phone 999.
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