Everyday life has changed for us all this year. At times, many of us have felt nervous, worried or anxious. It is normal to feel this way and we all react differently to change – however big or small those changes might be.
When we are anxious our body releases hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol – it is our body’s way of preparing us to react to stressful situations. The problem is that our bodies are not built to maintain high levels of stress or anxiety for long. If we don’t do anything about it, we increase the risk of damaging our long-term physical and mental health.
The good news is that there are lots of simple things you can do to look after your mental health, physical health and wellbeing during these changeable times.
Check out our tips to help you manage anxiety. You may find one or two that work better for you but if you have your own tips, share them with us by email or in social posts.
If you’re struggling, don’t forget you can chat with us online or call our helpline on 08081 311 333.
If you need additional help, our helpline can support you to access further digital support programmes for stress, anxiety, depression, money worries, sleep and resilience – including access to mindfulness activities.
Let’s get through this together!