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.

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Articles & Guides

Anxiety in Children and Young People

Young Minds have produced an overview of what anxiety is and what you can do to feel better

What is Anxiety?

A guide to anxiety developed by The Children’s Society

Video

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

Downloads

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