Angry and fed up

Getting angry is part of being human. We all do it and, just like stress, a little bit of it can be good for us. Anger can defend you from danger, help get an important point across, or motivate you to make a change.

Anger isn’t good if it harms you or the people around you, either physically or emotionally. It can also contribute to mental health problems and make existing problems worse.

How you might be feeling

There are lots of different feelings that come with anger, but these are some of the most common.

  • Getting irritated easily
  • Feeling tense or nervous
  • Finding it hard to relax
  • Having a faster heartbeat and tightness in your chest
  • Shouting at others

Top tips

Mind has lots of information on their website to help you understand anger. You can learn how to manage outbursts of anger and find useful techniques to manage these feelings.

When to get help

If you’re struggling to cope with anxiety and the things you’re trying yourself are not helping, take a look at the free support services which can help you.

There’s lots of options – including both online and in person support.

PositiveMinds and Kooth are good options for support with your anger, but any service will welcome and support you to get the right help you need.

If you’re not sure where to get support, call the Portsmouth Mental Health Hub on 0300 123 6621 (Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm) to talk to the team.