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Please be aware that due to the current situation in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) all face to face open access groups such as Stress Control and ACT-ion for Living, and referral groups such as Living Life to the Full are now suspended until further notice, however there are online alternatives - please see the corresponding pages for details. For more information and resources please see


Stress is the feeling of being under too much mental or emotional pressure, and pressure turns into stress when you feel unable to cope. A bit of stress is normal and can help push you to do something new or difficult, but too much stress can take its toll.. 

You can access more information and support from the following organisations:

Cardiff Mind offers a range of services including self esteem courses in the Vale offers a range of services 


C.A.L.L. Helpline 
0800 132737 offers emotional support and information/literature on Mental Health and related matters to the people of Wales.

You could also have a read of these self-help books - click on the cover for a preview on Google Books:

Dennis Greenberger and Christine Padesky (2016)

Available on the book 

Total Relaxation

John Harvey (1998)

Available on the book