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

Mind 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 may also benefit from these three self help guides:

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

Mind over Mood

Dennis Greenberger and Christine Padesky (2016)

Available on the book prescription scheme
Total Relaxation

John Harvey (1998)