A bit of stress is normal and can help push you to do something new or difficult, but too much stress can take its toll. Lots of things can cause stress, including work, relationships and money problems. Stress can affect how you feel, think, behave and how your body works – from how well you sleep to your immune system. In the short-term that’s not really a bad thing, but long-term stress puts your health at risk.


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Three ways to stress less


The 5 ways to wellbeing are the five everyday areas of life that bring the biggest boost to happiness. Evidence shows that by building these simple measures into our daily lives we can make a big difference to our health and happiness.

Plymouth Options

At some time in our lives most of us find ourselves feeling low, worried, fearful or distressed. Plymouth Options offers a range of services to people experiencing common mental health problems

Your Mind Plan

Discover simple steps to look after your mental health by taking our new Your Mind plan today. You will be given personalised information and and tips on how to look after and improve your mental health

Mood Self-Assessment Quiz

This self-assessment helps you better understand how you’ve been feeling over the last fortnight, and points you in the right direction for helpful advice and information on anxiety and depression.



Three tools to help you stress less

Pzizz App

The Pzizz app helps you quickly calm your mind, fall asleep fast, stay asleep, and wake up refreshed. It uses “dreamscapes” to help you sleep better at night or take power naps during the day. 


Available on iOS and Android devices.

My Possible Self app

Take control of your thoughts, feelings and behaviour with the My Possible Self mental health app. Use the simple learning modules to manage fear, anxiety and stress and tackle unhelpful thinking. Record your experiences and track symptoms to better understand your mental health. 

Available on iOS and Android devices.

Catch It

Learn how to manage feelings like anxiety and depression with Catch It. The app will teach you how to look at problems in a different way, turn negative thoughts into positive ones and improve your mental wellbeing.

Available on iOS and Android devices.

Featured case study

The 5th October saw the final day of the Plymouth Active 10 Walking Challenge.

It has been a great success with over 30 teams signed up and between us we walked an incredible 11,427 miles! There are lots of prizes and workplace certificates to give out for the winners and individuals that took part in the 4 week challenge.