Check your level of stress by completing this quick test.

Remember: Recognising your stress levels is a crucial first step in determining how to manage it.

The Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) test measures how much stress you feel in your life by scoring how unpredictable, uncontrollable, and overloaded you feel. The questions are about your thoughts and feelings in the last month, and they are designed to be easy to understand and general in nature.  

IMPORTANT **The PSS and similar assessments can provide a general indication of stress levels, but they cannot diagnose specific conditions. They can help you identify whether you could benefit from stress-reduction interventions or if a conversation with a medical professional would be beneficial.**

Hey there! The test uses the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS), which Cohen et al. first developed in 1983. It’s a clinically validated and widely used psychological tool for measuring stress.

If your score was moderate or above or if you would like to know more about your stressors consider using our simple stress workbook and planner.

The PSS and similar assessments can provide a general indication of stress levels, but they cannot diagnose specific conditions. They can help you identify whether you could benefit from stress-reduction interventions or if a conversation with a medical professional would be beneficial.