Tips for when you start to feel angry
- Talking to someone to put things in perspective
- Listening to music
- Taking slow, deep breaths
- Going for a walk
- Having a long, hot bath
- Try meditation or yoga
- Playing a high energy sport like football, cycling or running
- Playing a computer game
- Drawing, painting or writing in your diary to let out how you feel
It is impossible to never get angry. Remember that the way you act when you are angry can make what happens afterwards better or worse. Uncontrolled anger can be harmful, but you can learn to manage it.
Getting More Help
Talking to family and friends about your worries can help you feel more supported. You might want to talk to someone outside the family like a GP, teacher or mentor at school, or even a friend’s parent. Choose someone you trust and if you find it difficult to talk about how you are feeling, you could write them a letter or send them a text. Support is also available through Childline, Compass Phoenix and Recovery College Online.
Getting Urgent Help
If you’ve seriously injured yourself or taken an overdose call 999 or get immediate medical advice from NHS 111.
If you are in a crisis and feel like you can’t cope, speak to somebody straight away. Search below for help or see the Urgent Help page for contact details for the North Yorkshire single point of access Crisis Service.