Easing Stress, Embracing Tranquility Your Stress Relief Starts Here

Become your higher self and thrive

Welcome to First Aid for Stress.

If you’re navigating the challenges of chronic, long-term stress or are a caregiver on a family addiction journey, you’ve found a sanctuary designed just for you.

Having faced the unique challenges of both prolonged stress and caregiving, I understand the toll it takes.

Join a community that understands the intricate dance of stress and caregiving. My goal is to create a supportive environment where you can find the tools and connections to not just survive, but to thrive.

Whether you’re dealing with chronic fatigue or other long-term health conditions, I’m here to help.

If you’re ready to embrace a life of resilience and empowerment then embark on your path to becoming your higher self. 

Your journey to healing and thriving begins here.

Caring for Others: Navigating Chronic Stress and Anxiety

Caregivers, your journey is tough. Caring for a loved one with addiction can be emotionally, physically, spiritually, and mentally draining. 

I get it. That’s why I’m here to offer practical tools to help you navigate this challenging path more effectively.

Reclaim Your Well-being through the Fafs Programme

First Aid for Stress (Fafs) Programme:

Explore the First Aid for Stress (Fafs) programme – a sliding-scale course designed to address the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual symptoms of long-term stress. Learn how to build resilience and manage challenging relationships, both at home and work.

Addiction Module:

If you’re dealing with a family member in the throes of addiction, our Fafs program has your back with a specialized Addiction module.

Resource Library:

Discover our resource library, filled with actionable guides, worksheets, and checklists to simplify caregiving tasks, improve your loved one’s chances of recovery, and ease the burden on you.

Expert Advice:

Knowledge is power. Benefit from insights and advice from experts in addiction treatment, mental health, and caregiving. I’m here to answer your questions, offer guidance, and provide evidence-based strategies to enhance your caregiving experience.

Supportive Community:

You’re not alone. Join our supportive community of caregivers who understand your unique challenges. Connect in our caregiver support groups, share experiences, and gain emotional support from those who’ve walked a similar path.

Empowering You:

Our goal is to equip your with knowledge, tools, and emotional support to not only survive but thrive in your caregiving role. Together, let’s build resilience, reduce stress, and create a better future for you and your loved one.

In the past year, 74% of people have felt so stressed they have been overwhelmed or unable to cope. Living with Chronic Stress and or Anxiety (longer than six weeks), Chronic Fatigue or Long Covid, the effects can become overwhelming.

Reclaim Your Well-being, Reclaim YOU

Long-term stress can weigh heavily on your emotional well-being, leaving you drained and disconnected. 

So let’s help you break free

I take a holistic approach, addressing your mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical well-being.

My First Aid for Stress Programme offers a holistic toolkit designed to empower your journey to stress relief.

From mindfulness to resilience-building, our resources offer practical solutions to regain control over your life.

Our curated resources are easily accessible, to support you in effectively managing stress. 

Click below to discover resources that resonate with you and seamlessly integrate them into your daily routine.

Uncover a variety of relaxation techniques designed to help you unwind and discover moments of calm. These easily implementable techniques can make a profound difference in your daily life.

My ultimate goal is to help you  reclaim your well-being. While stress may persist, it doesn’t have to define your life.

By incorporating these strategies, tips, and self-care practices into your routine, you can regain control, reduce the emotional toll of long-term stress, and find balance and peace.

Click below to start your journey to reclaiming well-being.

Together We Heal: A Compassionate Guide

Recognition of Complexities

Family addiction brings forth a tangle of complexities, impacting not just the individual but the entire family. It’s a journey marked by confusion, fear, and pain. Recognizing this is the initial step toward healing.

Guidance and Support

At First Aid for Stress, we’re here to offer guidance, understanding, and a compassionate hand to hold along your family addiction journey. Our specialised team is committed to helping you navigate this challenging path with empathy and expertise.

Non-judgmental Community

Know that you’re among those who understand and support you. Moderated by experienced facilitators, our community groups provide a safe space for constructive discussions.

Addiction Resources

Explore our extensive library of resources, including the Addictions Module, educational materials, articles, and guidance. Written by professionals with personal experience in the Addiction Caring Role, these resources offer support and tried-and-tested strategies.

These resources are written by professionals who have personally experienced the Additiction Caring Role and are packed full of support and tried and tested resources.


Educational Materials

Our educational materials, provide valuable information about addiction, treatment options, and coping strategies, helping you to make informed choices.

Together We Heal

By joining us, you take the first steps toward healing not only your loved one but also yourself and your family. You’re not alone on this journey, and we;re here to support you every step of the way.

Start now by taking our stress test

The stress test is the first step on that journey. Complete the stress test by answering 10 questions and get your instant stress score and interpretation.

The first step of every healing journey is to figure out where you are now. You can also access our six part mini series.

High vs low stress

We can now empower ourselves to break the cycle of unhealthy stress. We must learn to manage our stress & also find healthy ways to communicate, set boundaries and deal with the other people in our lives healthily.

Join Our Community of Empowerment

Our thriving community offers shared experiences and mutual support form the heart of our connection.

Join us in building a network that intimately understands your journey and stands with you every step of the way.

Real-Life Connection

Our community thrives on real-life experiences and success stories. Hear firsthand from members who’ve discovered strength, resilience, and renewed hope through our resources and community. These testimonials speak to the transformative power of support and connection.

Engage with the Community

  • Community Forums: Dive into discussions, ask questions, and share experiences in our forums. Connect with others facing similar challenges, exchange insights, and find encouragement from those who truly understand.
  • Discussion Groups: Join specialized groups focusing on caregiving, addiction recovery, stress management, and more. These groups offer a focused platform for in-depth conversations and support.
  • Newsletter: Stay informed with the latest updates, articles, and events by subscribing to our newsletters. Receive valuable insights and inspiration directly in your inbox.


Why Join Us:

  • Emotional Support: A judgment-free space to express thoughts and emotions, providing a place to lean on others when needed.
  • Practical Advice: Tap into the collective wisdom of community members for practical tips and strategies based on shared experiences.
  • Inspiration: Find hope and inspiration in stories of resilience and recovery shared by our members, witnessing the transformative power of support and community.


We believe in the power of togetherness. Together, we help each other face challenges, find strength within ourselves, and create positive change in our lives and the lives of our loved ones.

A Perfect Fit for You if You’re Looking for:

  • Empowerment: Gain strength and empowerment as an individual.
  • Long-Term Solutions: Dedication to long-term work, no quick fixes.
  • Tried & Tested Methods: Grounded in science and tested in reality.
  • Meaningful Change: Long-term change for a better future.
  • Balance & Harmony: Educating the mind, body, and spirit for peace.
  • Acceptance & Realistic Goals: Forgiving, realistic, and accepting of the journey’s bumps.
  • Reliable Teaching Techniques: Building on techniques, not promising instant answers.
  • Support from a Community: Share your journey, motivate yourself, and celebrate wins together!

This is the perfect fit for you if you are looking for:


Feeling empowered as an individual, gaining strength.


No quick fix solution, fully dedicated to doing the work


Methods grounded in science and tested in reality


Long term change that will serve you in the future


Educating the mind, body and spirit to find peace


Forgiving and realistic, accepting of bumps in the road


Teaching techniques to build on, not promising answers


Share your journey, motivate yourself and others to celebrate your wins!


Here’s Your Online Coaching Bundle

Holistic Growth: Mental & Emotional Wellbeing

Resilience and Fortitude Together
Relationships:Relationships: Creating new behaviours and self-love together.

Finance: Regaining control and flourishing together.
Relaxation & Fun: Enriching life with activities and humour together.
Physical Health & Wellbeing: Growing stronger and fitter together.
Spiritual Purpose & Peace: Experiencing stillness and recognizing absolute truths together.
Food & Nutrition: Learning what to add for maximum benefit together.
Environment: Reducing toxic elements in life together.

Your Journey Awaits

Start your recovery journey with our stress test & 6-part mini-series. Learn more about holistic growth and take the first steps towards a healthier, balanced life.

Designed and developed with love by your coach Dawn Symons

Hey there!

I’m Dawn, the writer, thinker, and coach behind First Aid For Stress. For over three decades, I’ve worked with people of all ages, helping them reduce physical and emotional tension, pain, fatigue, and fears. I’ve worn various hats – student nurse, coach, masseuse, and holistic practitioner. Now, I prefer the term multi-dimensional healer, as my therapy combines the best of all my studies!

Passion for Healing

Throughout my career, my personal goal has been to assist people in their most challenging moments. For me, it’s not just a job; it’s what I was born to do.

Let’s Begin Your Healing Journey

Join me on a journey towards relief and well-being. Let’s work together to alleviate your stress and uncover the path to a healthier, more balanced life.

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