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5 Top Tips to Keep Calm and Reduce Anxiety


The last few weeks has presented us all with a situation that is completely alien and beyond our control. Having to stay indoors and keep the mind positive and focused can be a real challenge. Here we take time out and present 5 ways to keep calm and reduce anxiety during this lockdown period.

Use the following technique:

+ Breathe in slowly and gently through your nose for about 5 to 7 seconds

+ Hold for about three or four seconds.

+ Breathe out slowly and gently through pursed lips like you’re whistling for about 7 to 9 seconds.

And if things get too much Follow the 3-3-3 rule. Look around you and name three things you see. Then, name three sounds you hear. Finally, move three parts of your body; your ankle, fingers, or arm. Whenever you feel your brain is going at 100 miles per hour this mental trick can help centre your mind, bringing you back to the present moment.

Mental Health Help & Support:

Anxiety UK

Website: www.anxietyuk.org.uk

Bipolar UK

Website: www.bipolaruk.org.uk


Website: www.thecalmzone.net

Men’s Health Forum

Website: www.menshealthforum.org.uk

Mental Health Foundation

Website: www.mentalhealth.org.uk


Website: www.mind.org.uk

No Panic

Website: www.nopanic.org.uk

OCD Action

Website: www.ocdaction.org.uk


Website: www.ocduk.org


Website: www.papyrus-uk.org

Rehab 4 Addiction 

Website: https://www.rehab4addiction.co.uk

Rethink Mental Illness

Website: www.rethink.org


Website: www.samaritans.org.uk


Website: www.sane.org.uk/support


Website: www.youngminds.org.uk

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