As part of our Sporting Minds mental health awareness month - read some personal stories from some of our student sports club members and find out how sport has helped them.

There is no denying that stress affects us all at times. We can all recount singular events and particular times in which stress affected us negatively. This comes in the way of how we think, feel, and then behave. Let's delve further into how we can best deal with stress, looking at exercise as an effective tool to combat what life throws at us and still move forward with resilience and strength.

Firstly, not all stress is bad stress. There are periods in which we may feel stress, but know deep down that it is occurring on the path to something positive. Quick examples of this could be: anxiety before a first date, exam worries, or the application and interview process for a job.