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Address the Stress.

Tips and advice
for tough times

New Zealand Red Cross has created this site to help you and your mates deal with stress from the Canterbury earthquakes.

Keep doing what you love

The boys from Moorhouse say music and having a good laugh helps them to relax.

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It's normal to be emotional

John Campbell talks about his own experience of Christchurch after the earthquakes and some of the things that helped when it all got too much.

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Look after your body

Olympic gold medallist Mahe Drysdale knows all about dealing with stress and pressure. He has some great tips on how to look after yourself.

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Helping others feels awesome

BMX silver medallist Sarah Walker found supporting a competitor helped her deal with the stress of the Olympics.

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Get a good night's sleep

Local superhero Flat Man shares some of his tips for getting to grips in this music video

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It’s normal to be emotional

Dai Henwood from 7 Days demonstrates what being a bit emotional might look like and how to combine it with mixed martial arts.

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Hang out with friends & family

Paul Ego from 7 Days thinks it's important to surround yourself with lots of people you love or at least a few really big people you like quite a lot.

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Shift your focus

Actor Ben Mitchell likes to get moving and hit the gym to refocus his mind and relieve his stress.

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Keep doing what you love

Ruth Carr from Minuit likes to write things down when she is stressed. She has older brothers so she recommends hiding your diaries well.

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Look after your body

Pro surfer Paige Hareb likes to talk to mates, get the punching bag out and get out in the ocean by herself. Her top tip - live in the moment.

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Get lots of sleep

Anna Jullienne is best known as Maia from Shortland St. She shares some wise words from her Gran on how to deal with stress.

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Hang out with friends

Jono and Ben share some useful tips for dealing with stress and Guy gets his gears off.

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