Managing anxiety during worrying times

Most of us feel anxious from time to time, especially at times when there is a lot of change or uncertainty. With the ongoing cost-of-living crisis, there is, understandably, a lot of worry and uncertainty in the air.

Money problems can affect anyone, in any position and any job – there’s no shame in needing help, so please don’t put off asking for support if you’re struggling. We’ve compiled some resources on this page which we hope will help you feel more in control of both your finances and your worries.

Caring for You

Where can I get help with money worries?

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For a lot of people, money is tight just now. With the prices of even the most basic essentials going up, it may be becoming increasingly difficult to make your...

Important issues

Tips for Managing Finances

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Plan your spend and budget – it might sound patronising but reviewing what’s coming into the household (earnings) and what’s going out (expenditure) can help identify potential savings.   Check...

Caring for You

An Introduction to Money Helper

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If you’re worried about money, especially if these worries are affecting your mental health, please reach out for support. Money Helper, provided by the Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) provides...

Caring for You

Managing your worry & anxiety

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We all feel anxious at some point in our lives and sometimes that anxiety can be helpful as it can alert us to possible dangers. Uncertainty and anxiety often go...

Self-care

Top tips for managing anxiety

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Keep your mind focused on the present moment, and what you can currently control.   Distract yourself from worries by doing something else. Absorb yourself in a hobby, get some...

Self-care

Anxiety – what it is, and how we can manage it

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A lot of you might be feeling increasingly anxious at the moment, understandably so. In order to manage anxiety, it can help to first understand what it is and what...

Carers

Supporting your wellbeing: free apps and online programmes 

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All of these apps are free to Health and Social Care staff and unpaid carers in Scotland when accessed through this site.  Click the Quick Guide links for instructions. Daylight: ...

Self-care

The Science of Stress and Anxiety: Evidence-based Techniques to make you feel better

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Dr Michelle Davis, a clinical psychologist specialising in the research and treatment of anxiety and related disorders, describes some of the causes of anxiety and provide practical, evidence-based tools and...

Self-care

Anxiety: Practical Tips to Help You

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Tracey Moggeridge, Mindfulness Practitioner & Coach, presents a series of short Relaxation Practices. Session 1: ‘Find your feet, find your seat, find your hands’ Session 2: ‘Mindfulness practices’ Session 3:...

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