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Doing What Matters in Times of Stress

Doing what MattersWelcome to the South African Medical Research Council’s webpage on Doing What Matters in Times of Stress.

As part of the RICE2 study and the Self-Help Plus (SH+) programme you would have received a copy of the Doing What Matters in Times of Stress book or you may have heard of it from someone else.

In the book there are links to audio clips which you can listen to here on this webpage. The clips will help you to learn and practice easy skills to help you cope with stress. A few minutes a day is all you need to practice these skills and to help you on your journey to better coping.

Please click on the links below to listen to the isiZulu versions of the audio recordings or to download the book.

Building Awareness

Grounding Exercise 1

Grounding Exercise 2

Grounding Exercise 3

Notice and Name

Unhooking from Unkind Thoughts

Making Room

Being Kind to Yourself 

To listen to the English versions of the recordings, please follow this link - Doing What Matters in Times of Stress (

Contact Details
Ms Sinqobile Mngadi
Tel: + 27 31 203 4715