When Stress Turns Bad

Wednesday 29th Mar 2023, 9.30am

Did you know that stress evolved as a key tool for our survival? I mean, you wouldn’t want to sit around feeling relaxed when there’s a tiger approaching…you need to start pumping out the adrenaline! Nowadays, however, when most of us don’t face dangerous predators on a daily basis, stress can feel like more of a hindrance than a help. In this video, Charlotte Collingwood from Oxford’s MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit explains the different stages of stress, why it ‘turns bad’, and how we can help to overcome its negative effects.

You don’t have to cope with stress alone. Here are some resources that you might find helpful, and please also check in with your GP if you are struggling:

What is Stress? |  Mind

10 Stress Busters | NHS

Mental Health Services | NHS