Anger and frustration are powerful emotions and feeling angry is part of being human.

It’s a natural response to being attacked, insulted or deceived. Sometimes, excessive anger can also be a symptom of some mental health problems.

Anger and frustration becomes a problem when it harms you or people around you. This can depend on whether you express your anger and frustration and how you express it.

When we release the pressure that is building inside we can begin to deal with problems and move on. But if anger isn’t dealt with in a healthy way, it can have a significant effect on your daily life, relationships, achievements and mental wellbeing.

Talking therapies such as counselling or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can help people explore what makes them angry, work out why anger has become a problem for them and learn how to change the way they respond to the situations that typically make them angry.