Stress: Signs, Symptoms and Management

What is Stress?

Many people experience stress over their lifetime. It’s something that most of us will go through.

You may think any type of stress is bad, but that isn’t the case. Lower levels of stress have been found to help with productivity and motivation, due to the slight pressure of it. However, the stress that we often refer to is not this type of stress.

Using a mix of reliable sources from, NHS, and, we define stress as a feeling of anxiety, worry, and/or irritation caused by an event or happening.

What are the Symptoms?

Stress can have mental, physical, and behavioural symptoms. These symptoms can last for varying amounts of time, but if they go on for an extended period, seek advice from your GP.


Physical Symptoms of Stress



A change in eating habits

Shaking & dizziness

Skin breakouts

Sweating more than usual

Finding it hard to sleep

Mental & Emotional Symptoms of Stress

Feeling anxious, worried, or scared


Difficulty concentrating

Lack of self-confidence

Feeling under pressure

Uninterested in life

Managing Stress

Now we’ve identified what stress is, you should be able to identify whether you’re dealing with stress or whether what you’re dealing with could be something else.

Here are some useful resources to learn more about stress and stress management, please visit the wesbites below, or contact your local GP.

Exercise to Reduce Stress

Exercise is proven to reduce stress as it reduces stress hormones and stimulates the production of endorphice, which help relaxation. Our Exercise Referral Scheme covers a wide range of conditions including stress, depression and anxiety. Find out more below.