Anger is a word used to describe feeling angry, mad, furious, ticked off or peeved, and is a normal, healthy emotion

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However, it can be a problem if you find it difficult to keep anger under control. Anger can really get in the way of our thinking, feelings, behaviours and relationships. It is important to get angry sometimes, but it is important to release the anger in the right way.

Anger management

  • Recognise your anger signs: Being aware of what causes our anger and what goes on inside us when we are getting angry can help us to understand it and manage it better.
  • Count to 10 and breathe slowly: This can give you time to think and calm down.
  • Talk about how you feel: This could be with anyone that you find comforting to talk to, don’t bottle it up.
  • Do something creative: This can help channel your energy and focus towards something else, anger is a way of expressing ourselves so expressing ourselves in other ways is helpful.
  • Listen to calming music: This can help to change your mood and slow down your physical reaction.

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  • Anger and Irritability Management Skills (AIMS): make anger logs and reflect on your emotions (ages 13-25)
  • What's Up?: tools and techniques for managing anger
  • Calm: relax to deal with anger (ages 6-25)

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