Page written and resources collated by Jozef Sen, Wellbeing Practitioner
Anger is a natural human response and forms part of our fight or flight safety system, there to help us protect ourselves when we feel threatened and unsafe. Anger is a normal (healthy) human emotion and when understood and used appropriately it can be very useful and help us to understand ourselves, our needs, and the needs of others better. However, anger can become problematic when: it is happening frequently; feels out of control; is disproportionate to the situation, and leads to you or those around you being hurt either emotionally or physically. How we manage our feelings of anger and the mood changes associated with this is an important social skill to learn.
Learning to understand and manage our feelings of anger can be similar to learning how to understand and manage our anxiety. You may find some useful information on our anxiety self-help page.
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