Why ignoring stress doesn't work?

This website could be the first step you take to face up to problems. It will help you think about the difficult situations you might have been trying to ignore. Or the unhealthy things you might have been doing to cope with stress.

It will give you some practical, useful steps that lots of other people have used to start dealing with stress. Before you continue, now might be a good time to write down the things that are making you stressed.

Trying to avoid dealing with stress might seem sensible, but it usually just makes things worse. Common ways of avoiding stress are trying to block out problems by drinking too much alcohol, ignoring bills or spending too much money. These often make stress worse.

Facing up to problems actually reduces stress and increases our confidence.