Anger is an emotion that we all feel angry sometimes, and it’s normal and healthy to feel angry when we have certain experiences. Sometimes, young people can feel angry a lot and they don’t know why. If managing your anger becomes a problem, and gets in the way of learning or relationships with others, you might benefit from coming to see us for help. 

Tips to help when you feel angry

Here are some tips and coping techniques you can try when you start feeling angry.

Parents and Carers – what you can do

  • NHS Choices - controlling anger
  • Young Minds gives free, relevant, practical information about a range of mental health issues in children and young people. It has information about feelings and symptoms, conditions and looking after yourself. It also has some specific information about self-harm and what to do about self-harm.
  • Minded is a free educational resource on children and young people’s mental health for adults, but can also be really useful for teenagers. It covers lot of topics.
  • Relate gives specific advice for different types of worries and problems aimed at young people.

“When I feel I am starting to get angry, I remind myself that what is being said to me is ‘probably just a joke’, ‘calm down’ and ‘ignore them’. I walk away and sometimes listen to music which helps calm me down.”

- Anon