Children and Young People with Anxiety: A Guide for Parents and Carers


This downloadable booklet is aimed at parents and carers of young people who suffer with anxiety. It provides an introduction to the leaflet, information on what anxiety is, how anxiety is maintained, common anxiety disorders in young people, self help techniques for parents, anxiety in school, sources of help and support, treatments available and support for parents.

The information contained within this booklet is sectioned up in such a way which makes it really easy to find exactly what you need. The tips and advice included give parents an easy way to manage and monitor their child's anxiety in order to aid the recovery process.


In order to give parents an insight into how to aid their child’s recovery, this leaflet was created. It is important for parents of young people to be well informed about their child’s condition. The information is laid out in a way that makes it really easy to find what you need. The information is presented in basic English and does not contain jargon which may confuse parents. The tips are easily implemented and do not require a great resource input from parents. It also links out to other valuable resources for parents.

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