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I Feel Overwhelmed

Understanding Why You are Feeling Overwhelmed

Most people will feel overwhelmed or worried at some point and sometimes find that having a certain level of stress in their day to day life, can be helpful or even motivating.

Feelings of stress or worry are natural; everyone has feelings of worry and anxiety at some point in their life, such as before an exam, when a test or job interview.

But if your stress levels are becoming overwhelming and are affecting your day-to-day life, we can help you manage this.

If you want to decrease your levels of stress and feel calmer, we can help with the right talking therapy or support for you.

What Can Make Us Feel Overwhelmed?

Whether it’s a big life event or a build-up of smaller, everyday life stresses, feeling overwhelmed can be different for everyone.

There are lots of reasons why you might be feeling overwhelmed. These might include:

Financial Worries

Life Changes

Illness or Injury


Significant Life Events

Non Stop Lifestyle

While feeling overwhelmed can be caused by many different factors, prolonged stress and anxiety can affect how you physically and mentally feel.

What are the Symptoms of Feeling Overwhelmed?

It is important to understand when you are feeling overwhelmed, as this can develop into chronic stress, which in turn causes a range of mental and physical symptoms that can negatively impact your wellbeing:

Mentally you might experience:

Difficulty Concentrating

Struggling to Make Decisions

Constantly Worrying

Being Forgetful

And physically, you may feel:


Physical pain

Appetite Changes


Feeling overwhelmed and stressed can be managed. If you want to feel more in control and confident in your decisions, we can help with the right talking therapy or support for you.

What Support is Available for Feeling Overwhelmed?

Feeling overwhelmed doesn’t have to continue and there are ways to overcome or reduce these feelings. If you feel overwhelmed, it might be necessary to seek help.

Our service providers will work with you to find a local talking therapy service that is best suited to your needs. In the meantime, you can find out more about the services we offer.