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.
Wellbeing Group Sessions
Building Resilience and Managing Stress
How to cope when it feels toughBook a place
Anxiety and Me
Explore what anxiety is and how it affects you. Think about strategies to manage itBook a place
Togetherall - Online coursesTogetherall 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.
Managing Stress and WorryGo to course
Balance your thinkingGo to course
Problem solvingGo to course
A simple and helpful way to think about and manage all the things you have going on.
Box Breathing Technique
A simple technique to help you to manage your breathing, and calm your stress levels or anxiety.
Techniques to manage strong emotions, where you may feel overwhelmed, including stress.
A short video from BBC explaining stress and some top tips to manage it
Meditation, mindfulness, relaxation.Download the app
Easy access to more than 900 pages of reliable health information all in one place. The content has been created for university students by NHS doctors and is regularly updated. Use the app to reduce your worries, feel more confident and get the support you need at what can be a challenging time for any student.Download the app
Free app for sleep, anxiety and stress with more than 100k guided meditations led by the best teachers from Great Britain and the world.Download the app
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 breathingDownload the app
Podcasts and audio resources
Mental Health Foundation - wellbeing podcasts
Free helpful podcasts to help with mindfulness, stress, sleep, anxiety.Listen
A good webpage on stress with downloadable podcastsGo to NHS site
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.
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.Read the article
Whatever's happening in our lives, everything can change in a heartbeat. There are no guarantees, so how do we stop worrying over things we can’t control, and learn to make the best of our lives?Read the article
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.Read the article
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.Read the article
Looking after yourself during the coronavirus outbreak
Public discussion of COVID-19 can be distressing, and it’s normal to experience symptoms of stress. The information below explains how to manage your emotional wellbeing if you feel affected by the Coronavirus outbreak, are self-isolating or social distancing.Read the article
Living Life to the Full
The most recommended online course for stress anxiety and depression by IAPT teams and NHS trustsGo to course
Manage and Reduce StressGo to pages
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 placementDownload resources
Mind A-Z of Mental Health
To print - choose your topic, then click 'view this information as pdf' then printView the Mind guide to loneliness
The Sheffield Mental Health Guide
a range of local services that can helpGo to the guide
Reading for Wellbeing
The Gift of Imperfection by Brenee Brown
letting go of who you think you’re supposed to be and embrace who you areAmazon link to the book
Stress control - Dave's story
Dave talks about what it was like to get support from IAPT and how it helpedWatch the video