Page written and resources collated by Jude Mitchell, Lead Wellbeing Practitioner

Stress affects everyone, for some people it can be a positive and motivating thing but for others it can feel overwhelming and affect the way you think, feel and behave.  In turn this can make it hard to do the things that you want and need to do in your daily life.

Ongoing, long-term stress can be linked with poor physical and mental health so it is definitely something worth addressing before it becomes problematic for you.

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Anxiety and Me

Explore what anxiety is and how it affects you. Think about strategies to manage it

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Motivation and Me

Exploring motivation and looking at some practical steps to improve it.

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Togetherall - Online courses

Togetherall is an online mental health community with a wealth of resources - available free to all staff and students.   To access resources from Togetherall you need to register for an account here . You will only need to do this once. This will allow you to access many of the tools on our site.
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Managing Stress and Worry

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Balance your thinking

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Problem solving

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Stress Bucket

A simple and helpful way to think about and manage all the things you have going on.

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Box Breathing Technique

A simple technique to help you to manage your breathing, and calm your stress levels or anxiety.

Grounding Techniques

Techniques to manage strong emotions, where you may feel overwhelmed, including stress.

Managing Stress

A short video from BBC explaining stress and some top tips to manage it

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Meditation, mindfulness, relaxation.

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Insight timer

Free app for sleep, anxiety and stress with more than 100k guided meditations led by the best teachers from Great Britain and the world.

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A portable stress management tool which provides detailed information on the effects of stress on the body and instructions and practice exercises to help users learn the stress management skill called diaphragmatic breathing

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Podcasts and audio resources

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Mental Health Foundation - wellbeing podcasts

Free helpful podcasts to help with mindfulness, stress, sleep, anxiety.

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NHS Scotland

A good webpage on stress with downloadable podcasts

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To read some of these articles and other resources on our site you will need to register with Togetherall. The process is quick and you only need to do it once.

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Under Pressure

Too much stress takes its toll on our emotional and physical health. But understanding our own stress patterns and how we respond when we’re under pressure is a good first step towards getting our lives back in control.

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Slow down and smell the coffee

Are you always in a hurry, impatient in queues and flying off the handle at the slightest thing? Are you driven by a need to succeed and feel stressed out most of the time? Find out how to slow down and enjoy life.

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Six Myths about Stress

Did you know that some stress is good for you? Or that it's not so much how much stress you're under, but how you manage it that counts. We asked the American Psychological Association to dispel six of the most common stress myths.

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Downloadable resources

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Living Life to the Full

The most recommended online course for stress anxiety and depression by IAPT teams and NHS trusts

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Manage and Reduce Stress

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Mental Health UK

this page contains a number of useful downloads, including the stress bucket, a wellbeing action plan and information on managing stress in the workplace (which might be particularly useful if you are on placement

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The Sheffield Mental Health Guide

a range of local services that can help

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Reading for Wellbeing

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The Gift of Imperfection by Brenee Brown

letting go of who you think you’re supposed to be and embrace who you are

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Managing Stress

Most of us will feel stressed at some point in our lives. Our Managing Stress online course can help you better understand stress, what causes it and teach you helpful techniques to improve how you are feeling. The course is free and runs for five weeks, with a 90 minute online session each week.

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