Managing Anger and Frustration

Anger and frustration are perfectly normal emotions to experience. The University can help you manage this in a positive way.

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Anger and frustration are perfectly normal emotions to experience, and are often the result of feeling attacked, deceived, hurt or the feeling that you or someone you care about has been treated unfairly.

There is a lot of stigma around anger, and is often referred to as a ‘bad’ or ‘negative’ emotion. But it can actually be beneficial to us in a variety of ways. It can help us identify problems that need resolving and also motivate us to consider change for improvement.

Anger and frustration can become an issue when we express it in a way that can cause significant hurt to both us and others around us, when we begin to demonstrate destructive behaviours and when it is having an overall negative impact on our mental health and wellbeing.

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