Help with Anxiety

Anxiety is a very common feeling of fear or panic which often happens when we face stressful situations. It can start to have a negative impact on your life when you feel worried or panicky for a long time or it is getting more severe

Feeling constant anxiety can be a sign that something in your life isn’t right, and you may need some help figuring out what that is. Talk to your GP, school nurse or someone you trust and feel comfortable speaking to.  If they think you’re suffering from anxiety, no matter how mild or severe, they can suggest different things that might help. 

There are quite a few things you can do yourself to help manage your anxiety. You could try mindfulness and meditation – there are helpful apps such as Calm and Headspace which you might find helpful in managing your anxiety.

No Panic can support you if you are struggling with panic attacks, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and other anxiety-related issues. They have a helpline on 0300 772 9844 and can also provide support and information for your parents or carers.


Articles & Guides

What is Anxiety?

A guide to anxiety developed by The Children’s Society


Living with Anxiety

Young Minds have produced a video where young people share their experiences of living with anxiety.

Self Sooth Box

Young people explaining how to make a self-soothe box and how this helps them

How to manage your worries

Red Cross have created an exercise on how to manage what you can control

Belly Breathing

Mindfulness Teacher provides a mindfulness breathing exercise video for children

Lets Talk about Anxiety

This animation is designed for use in schools, to help students aged 11-13 to normalise, understand and manage anxious feelings.

Lets Talk About Anxiety

This animation is designed for use in schools, to help students aged 11 to 13 to normalise, understand and manage anxious feelings.

Moving Up! The transition to secondary school

An animated video aimed to help year 6 and 7 pupils to feel more confident, less anxious and better equipped to cope with the changes associated with moving to secondary school.


Tips for primary and secondary school ages

Bolton Educational Psychology Service and Bolton CAMHS have produced a facts sheet to help young people when they are feeling anxious, nervous or worried

A self help guide produced by moodjuice helping you to develop skills to cope with anxiety

A guide developed by young people on what could help you feel better if you feel sad, stressed on angry

Bolton Together have provided a ‘My Mental Health check in’ document which allows you to document ways to relax, things that have helped you in the past and things that you can do to distract yourself.

Local information about services available to support your mental health