We all feel angry sometimes, often when there’s a good reason. Uncontrolled anger can be harmful, but you can learn to manage it.
To manage anger, try and understand where your anger comes from and what situations can cause it. You might be feeling angry because something bad has happened to you or is still happening to you now. Your anger might be hard to control and might be coming out in lots of different situations.
If you find yourself doing these sorts of things, it might be a sign that you need some support:
Talking to someone can help. Ask for practical advice and help to understand what makes you angry and how to stay calm. The Young Minds website has lots of helpful information and advice on managing anger.
If you often feel angry there are things you can do to help yourself. Other people can help too.
Talk about how you are feeling. Parents or carers and other family members, such as grandparents, may be good listeners. Your close friends and other family friends may be able to help.
At school, find a teacher, mentor, counsellor or school nurse who you trust. In the community, social workers, youth workers and leaders will also be able to listen.
You can also see your GP. They may be able to suggest some treatment or recommend a counsellor.