Should you need urgent health advice please contact your GP or call NHS 111. In an emergency please visit A&E or call 999


Anger itself isn’t considered a mental health disorder but it can be a symptom of other mental health conditions such as depression, OCD and bipolar disorder. Anger can also be triggered by substance abuse. If you are struggling with anger issues but don’t have an underlying mental health condition, the services listed via the self-help resources (see link below) offer advice and guidance.

Anger can remind you of past negative experiences for example when you were hurt by someone but you didn’t know what to do to stop it. This can lead to frustration and angry thoughts which go over and over in your head. Talking about your anger in a safe place with people you can trust can alleviate you emotional pain.  

Self referral

It is not possible to self refer for this condition.

Contact your GP (between 8am to 6pm) for a GP referral or if you require urgent help then you can refer yourself to the Central Access Point (CAP) on their 24-hour phone line on 0808 800 3302. Please note however that the CAP line is not an emergency service. Where there is an immediate, serious, and life-threatening emergency, call 999 or attend A&E.

If you do not require urgent or emergency help then please make an appointment to see your GP.  Please also read the advice on this page and the self help resources below.

Self help resources

We have put together a list of specialist organisations that may be able to offer you additional support.

View self help resources