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Learning to deal with stress can take a lot of practice, but will be useful in the 

long-run to know how to react when situations feel tough. 

 

We’ve pulled together some tips to help you out when things feel like they’re 

getting on top of you...

‘Stress signature’ concept by Dr Lucy Maddox as part of the book: ‘What is Mental Health’

 

Illustration by Tim Ruffle

This month (April) marks #StressAwarenessMonth, and with things opening up a bit more from this week post-lockdown, we’re here to remind you that it’s perfectly OK to feel a little overwhelmed.

 

Lots of us are dealing with extra stress at the moment with things that are impacting our daily lives and routines. We are all being exposed to different things which can lead to feelings of stress and tiredness, a normal human reaction! 

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‘What I do when I’m stressed’, with Strong Young Minds Michelle!

 

We’ve spoken to a members of our team over the past couple of days to see how they approach feelings of stress in their own lives, as well as the various things they like to do to keep it under control…

 

Michelle said that one of the things she likes to remember when she’s feeling a little overwhelmed is to try to do things that distract her mind a bit from the things that may be causing stress - like cleaning the house or walking her dog!

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‘What I do when I’m stressed’, with Strong Young Minds youth worker Meg!

 

Meg said that she always makes sure to take some quiet time out of a busy day - getting some fresh air and clearing her head when things are feeling a bit too much.

 If you are aged 10 - 26 and need support get in touch with the team now - we are always here to offer help and support if you need it - especially throughout lockdown!
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