What is anger?

Anger is a natural response to feeling attacked, deceived, frustrated or treated unfairly. Everyone gets angry sometimes – it’s part of being human. It isn’t always a ‘bad’ emotion; in fact it can sometimes be useful. For example, feeling angry about something can:

– help us identify problems or things that are hurting us.
– motivate us to create change.
– help us defend ourselves in dangerous situations by giving us a burst of energy.

When is anger a problem?

Anger only becomes a problem when it harms you or people around you. This can happen when:

– you regularly express your anger through unhelpful or destructive behaviour.
– your anger is having a negative impact on your overall mental and physical health.

Download the Mind brochure on how to deal with anger.

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Talk to someone

If you’re experiencing a mental health crisis you can get help by;

  • Contacting your GP or Care Co-ordinator
  • Telephone the Access Team on 01724 382015

In an emergency you can call 999 or go to Accident and Emergency.

You can get non-emergency advice from the NHS by calling 111 and support is available from Samaritans by calling 116 123.

121 and meetings are available at our centre. Please call 01724 279 500 to arrange centre support. We are here to help.

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