Feeling frustrated or angry
Sometimes our feelings can get the better of us.
Everyone has days when they feel angry or frustrated, but it may become a problem if these feelings are getting too much and becoming a part of your daily life.
We might all get short bursts of anger or frustration, but if these feelings are there all the time and you find yourself losing control often, there are things you can do to help yourself relax.
Tips for reducing anger or frustration
- Take part in a sport
- Get some fresh air by going for a walk
- Eat regularly and healthily
- Get more sleep (go to bed and get up at regular times)
- Talk through any problems with someone.
For more information and advice on dealing with your feelings, visit the Young Minds anger issues page.
The ChildLine website has some great advice on their page 'Coping with your anger'
Childline also has a toolbox and calm zone to help take your mind off things, go to childline.org.uk/toolbox
Where can I get help and support?
If you are worried about you or somebody else’s anger issues you can talk to someone and get some support from the following:
- Speak to a school nurse - for support and advice through the ChatHealth Service - they offer weekly confidential 'drop-ins' in secondary schools. To find out more go to our ChatHealth page.
- Get online support from Kooth - a free, safe and confidential online emotional wellbeing and counselling for 11-25 year olds in Suffolk. Kooth helps you find someone to talk to when you need it. To find out more go to our Kooth information page or visit kooth.com
- Advice from the Emotional Wellbeing Hub - if you live in East and West Suffolk, and are worried about your emotional health and wellbeing. You can call their helpline on 0345 600 2090 or make an online referral. To find out more, go to our Emotional Wellbeing Hub page
- Advice from the Point-1 Service - Provides an online referral service and helpline (like the Hub) for young people who live in Lowestoft and Waveney area. Call their helpline on 0800 977 4077, or visit Point-1 Service website
- Speak to a youth worker at 4YP - drop in or call for advice and support, visit their website for more details www.4yp.org.uk
- Visit Childline - childline.org.uk/get-support or call 0800 1111
- Visit YoungMinds - youngminds.org.uk or call 0808 802 5544
Emotional wellbeing resources
You may find these websites useful:
- Moodwise - Helps you find digital tools and resources to feel better.
- Young Minds website - Offers online support and advice for children and young people who are worried about their mental health, and explains the different services and treatment available to support you.
- On My Mind - Provides information to help you make informed choices about your mental health including a jargon buster, understanding referrals, understanding treatments and your rights.
- Become a better listener and help save lives with these tips from the Samaritans.
Useful health and wellbeing Apps:
- Go to our 'If the App fits' page