Stress and you
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.
Take simple steps to make yourself feel less stressed. Make time for fun and relaxation, and try to do something you enjoy every day. Find a way of being active that you like. Being physically active releases feelgood hormones called endorphins and can help you to sleep better – helping to lower stress levels.
Talk to someone
If you’re feeling too stressed, talking to someone can really help. You could start by telling your GP or calling One You Plymouth to help you start to get help.
Take control of worries
There’s a solution to any problem. The act of taking control is in itself empowering, and it’s a crucial part of finding a solution that satisfies you and not someone else. Many people find that their worries stem from concerns about money. You can get free advice on managing debt problems from the charity Step Change.
How can we help?
Plymouth Options anxiety and depression service
Supporting you to manage Depression, Anxiety, Stress, OCD, Phobias and Life Pressures. For full details, click here.