There are many situations where it's appropriate to feel anger, and anger can sometimes be constructive.
If you're angry because of a specific incident or situation, you may benefit from third-party mediation or advocacy support which you can seek from the Students’ Union Advice Service.
Problems can arise when anger is inappropriately expressed or when this emotion becomes a dominant or persistent mindset. For some students, persistent anger could be a symptom of unhealthy stress, low mood or depression.
If you're having ongoing difficulties with anger then it's a good idea to seek help. It's always advisable to consult your GP if you are feeling persistently low, especially if your daily functioning is affected. You should also let your personal tutor or course leader know if you are having difficulties and these are affecting your studies – they are there to help, and can offer useful advice and support.
Useful resources for anger
Wellbeing courses, workshops and events
Get involved in the free support available for you at uni, including support groups, drop-in events and the annual Feel Good Fest.
Wellbeing resources and other support
Expert advice recommended by our Student Wellbeing Service
Student Wellbeing Service
Learn more about the help we offer for personal and emotional worries.
Contact the Student Wellbeing Service
Access mental health support and guidance from our friendly team of wellbeing advisers, counsellors and advisers:
Or you can contact us via:
- +44 (0)23 9284 3466
- The Bateson Centre, The Mary Rose St, Portsmouth, PO1 2BL
Worried about a student? Whether you're a friend, member of University staff, family member or medical professional you can raise a concern so our service can help.