Get help managing stress

Rises in the cost of living are causing stress and anxiety. If stress is affecting your life in a negative way, there are things you can try that may help.

Local services

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For children and young people

National services

Mental wellbeing audio guides 

You could try listening to this series of mental wellbeing audio guides to help you boost your mood. You can listen to them privately, in your own time, to help you through feelings such as anxiety or a low mood, sleep problems, low confidence and assertiveness and unhelpful thinking.  NHS Mental wellbeing audio guides.

NHS self help guide – Stress

This guide is meant as an introduction to self-help techniques, some people may need to seek additional support from a health professional. Stress.pdf (

Mental health foundation

Further support and advice on how to manage and reduce stress by the Mental Health Foundation is available here: How to manage and reduce stress (pdf) (

Stress management 

Tips, resources and guides for stress management have been developed by the Stress Management Society.

Support for causes of stress

There may be different areas of your life that make you feel stressed. Some of these might feel difficult to change on your own, or without support and advice on what to do next.

Mental health charity Mind has lots of information to help you find support in different areas of your life, including:

Get your Mind Plan 

Answer five quick questions to get your free plan with tips to help you deal with stress and anxiety, improve your sleep, boost your mood and feel more in control. 


Samaritans are here, day or night, for anyone who is struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure. Please email or call 116 123 to contact them.