Anger: things that may help over the coming weeks
Keeping up with the 5 ways to wellbeing
The 5 ways to wellbeing can help you feel better in a number of ways. It’s good to keep them in mind every day. Feel better in a number of ways, and you may find that feeling angry happens less often.
Courses and helpful tools
- include breathing exercises into your daily routine
- download the My Possible Self app helps you to develop coping mechanisms, learn mental health management skills and live happier. Download it for free from the website or from app stores
- try the Living Life to the Full hub, which has free courses and books that can help you improve your mood, anger management and resilience
- join a 'Cool It' course. Enrol on the Pennine Care website and search for the latest course
- talk to your GP about counselling, receive support from the charity, Beacon Counselling, or find private options on the Counselling Directory website. Please note there may be a charge for counselling options not supplied by the NHS
- talk to your GP if you need more help dealing with your anger. They may be able to refer you to a local anger-management programme or extra support
- it might be helpful to work out why you’re angry in the first place. Download the I'm feeling annoyed worksheet from the GM Health Hub which can help you explore this
Recognise the warning signs
Anger can cause a rush of adrenaline through your body, so before you recognise that you’re angry, you might notice physical signs. For example, your heart may be beating faster, your may be breathing faster or you may be feeling tense.
Recognising what happens when you’re feeling angry gives you the chance to think about how you want to react to a situation before doing anything. This can be difficult in the heat of the moment, but the earlier you notice how you're feeling, the easier it can be to choose how to manage your anger.
If you see those signs starting to pop up, trying some of the techniques on our things that can help right away webpage might be helpful.
There may also be actions you can take to avoid situations that trigger anger. For example; taking an alternative route home to avoid traffic.
Help if you think your behaviour is abusive
Visit the Respect website if you’re worried about some of your behaviours and want to take steps to change them.