You can either make an appointment to see your GP or refer yourself on our accessing Talking Change page. You can also try some of the tips on the wellbeing page or why not try one of our quick tips below:
- Slow down: Allow yourself just to be. Don't rush if you don't get everything done today that you wanted to; there is always tomorrow.
- Structure your day: Stress and anxiety not only disrupt how we feel but they can also impact on our day to day activity. It will help to keep a routine in your life even if you don't feel like it. If it's the weekend, or a day off, try to stick to this routine; there is no reason to not eat, wash or get up at the same time.
- Prioritise: Decide what has to be done and what can wait. It may help to write a list and assign each task a number. Number 1 has to be done straight away and number ten can wait until the end of the week.
- Divide problems up: How do you eat a whale? In little mouthfuls of course! Apply this idea to your tasks, break the task down into manageable bits and tackle the bits one at a time.
- Deal with your problems: The more we ignore something, the more it's left to grow and grow. If there is a problem deal with it, think about the ways you could break it down into manageable bits and tackle the bits one bit at a time.
- Stick to your targets—not those of others: It is ok to say NO. If you feel others are expecting more of you than you can cope with, just say. Placing more pressure on yourself will only add to your feelings of anxiety.
- Make time for you: Go out for a walk, listen to music, read, watch TV, have a bath ... do something you enjoy and relax.
- Lifestyle: try to avoid caffeine, smoking and alcohol. It may seem that these make you feel more relaxed, yet they all act as stimulants to your body mimicking the natural reaction of adrenaline that makes you feel so anxious.
- Confide in others: Its good to talk. Find someone you feel close to and let them know how you feel. If this would be difficult for you, why not try write it down in a letter. It is up to you whether you keep, send or rip it up afterwards; the main part is pouring out how you feel.
- Let it go: Whether it's a niggle worry about work, or a thought about what you simply must do tomorrow, let it go. File it away and label it ready for dealing with when you come to it.