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What is Anger?

Most people feel angry sometimes, but if it’s affecting your life, there are things you can try that may help.

Support is also available if you’re finding it hard to cope with stress, anxiety or depression.

If you’re not sure how you feel, try our mood self-assessment.

Symptoms of anger

Anger can cause many different symptoms. It might affect how you feel physically or mentally, or how you behave.

Some people become aggressive towards others when they’re angry. Other people hide their anger and may take it out on themselves.

It’s not always easy to recognise when anger is the reason why you’re behaving differently.

Specialist support

Below, you will find organisations and charities who are best suited to assist you

Breathing exercises for stress

This calming breathing technique for stress, anxiety and panic takes just a few minutes and can be done anywhere.


Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. We're here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Self-help CBT techniques

You may have heard of CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), wondered how it works, what it's good for and whether it could help you.


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Things you can try to help with anger

try to recognise when you start to feel angry so you can take steps to calm down as early as possible

give yourself time to think before reacting – try counting to 10 and doing calming breathing exercises

talk to people about what’s making you angry – speak to someone who is not connected to the situation, such as a friend, a GP or a support group such as Samaritans

exercise – activities such as running, walking, swimming and yoga can help you relax and reduce stress

find out how to raise your self-esteem, including how to be more assertive

consider peer support, where people use their experiences to help others. Find out more about peer support on the Mind website

listen to free mental wellbeing audio guides

try self-help cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques on the Every Mind Matters website to manage unhelpful thoughts, reframe situations, solve problems and deal with stress

Do Not:

do not try to do everything at once; set small targets you can easily achieve

do not focus on things you cannot change. Focus your time and energy on helping yourself feel better

try not to tell yourself that you’re alone – most people feel angry sometimes and support is available

try not to use alcohol, cigarettes, gambling or drugs to relieve anger – these can all contribute to poor mental health

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