What to do when you feel stressed

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What to do when you feel stressed

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Below are some practical strategies for managing stress when feeling overwhelmed by life pressures:

  • Identify the cause of your stress

    Write down what is contributing to you feeling overwhelmed and stressed. You may identify one particular issue or have a range of things contributing to how you feel at this time. Prioritise the issues and leave smaller issues to be dealt with at a later time.

  • Review your current coping mechanisms
  • Talk to a trusted friend or family member
  • Check your thinking
  • Make a positive plan
  • Take care of yourself
  • Access local support services
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