How Does Stress Affect Mental Health?

Do you find yourself feeling out of control with your everyday life? Are you tired of struggling with stress and feelings of being burnt out?

Stress is ubiquitous in the modern lifestyle, and for many of us is unavoidable, and therefore how we manage it is very important. Long-term chronic stress can negatively affect your emotional wellbeing and mental health, often causing you to feel lonely and depressed.

Stress & Mental Health

Chronic stress can often lead to several physical and psychological issues. It causes the immune system to weaken which can make us more prone to illness. For example, continuous stress is linked to heart conditions, diabetes, or high blood pressure.

However, stress can also have a profound effect in your mental health and psychological wellbeing. Here are some examples of how stress may affect you:

  • It lowers the self-esteem, confidence and self-worth
  • It can lead to anxiety and depression
  • It exacerbates any pre-existing mental health issues
  • Feeling angry and irritated most of the time
  • Loneliness and Isolation
  • Focusing on the negative
  • Using alcohol, drugs or smoking to soothe your anxiety

Our multidisciplinary team of therapists and nutritionists can offer interventions to rebalance your life and help you manage stress.

Psychotherapists – talking therapy to help you manage and reduce stress via mindfulness, relaxation and breathing techniques

Nutritional Therapy – diet, lifestyle and health interventions to balance your body chemistry