For many of us the pressure in modern society to do more, be more and have more is taking its toll.

Almost everyone has experienced the unpleasant feeling of being ‘stressed out’ at some point in life. Some people experience this on a daily basis.

Many of us can pinpoint things in our lives which leave us feeling overwhelmed and exhausted.

Whilst it’s virtually impossible to avoid stressful situations altogether, there are many things we can do to help us to feel better and cope better when under pressure. This section gives you some background information and tools you can use to feel in control again.

What is stress?

Types of stress

How does stress affect the body?

How does stress affect health?

How does stress affect the mind?

Thinking traps

Coping with stress