Self care

If you're struggling to manage symptoms such as anxiety, you can find tools and techniques to help you on this page.

Some of these exercises are used by RISE staff who carry out case work, groups and workshops, and some have been suggested by our service users who have found them effective. If you would like to suggest something for this page, please contact [email protected].

RISE service user Laura talks through some breathing exercises to help reduce anxiety and panic.

‘Square breathing’ - a guided breathing exercise delivered by Polly, our Therapy Services Manager.

'5 4 3 2 1' exercise to bring you back to the here and now, if you are feeling anxious or overwhelmed.

Touch and smell exercises, to help take you away from uncomfortable feelings.