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Help with managing Dealing with stress

Coping with stress elf-help guide
Coping with stress elf-help guide

This booklet will tell you more about stress, and help you to see if stress is a problem for you. It makes simple suggestions about how to manage stress and what other help maybe available….

Positive statements for stress
Positive statements for stress

Positive statements encourage us and help us cope through distressing times. We can say these encouraging words to ourselves, and be our own personal coach. Download positive statements for stress worksheet

Coping skills for anxiety
Coping skills for anxiety

A number of simple coping skills for anxiety Download coping skills for anxiety

Keep an activity record 
Keep an activity record 

A table you can use to schedule your daily activities and plan your week.

Pain concern – relaxation
Pain concern – relaxation

This leaflet is designed to help you understand what stress is, inform you as to why is it important to be able to relax when you have chronic pain and provide some relaxation exercises for you to try.

Increase your positive activities  
Increase your positive activities  

An exercise in helping you find a balance in life and actively putting those positive activities back into your life.  

Tips on managing change in our lives
Tips on managing change in our lives

We all have to cope and manage with change in our lives for lots of reasons. Here are some tips and thoughts on navigating through a period of change.

Relaxation
Relaxation

If you feel tense a lot of the time, you can try learning some relaxation skills, as these should be helpful.

Computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a psychological therapy based on the relationships between what we think, what we do and how we feel. CBT teaches you how to recognise and tackle problems in the here and now, rather than in the past.  

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If you, or someone you know, is in crisis and in imminent danger of causing harm to themselves or others, call 999 immediately

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