We all go through times in life when we feel worried about a particular event or about something new we have to do. You might already notice people you know who seem to worry a lot and others who just seem to take things in their stride. Neither of these ways is wrong or right, we just all react to things differently.
There are times when a little stress can actually be a good thing because it motivates us to deal with the challenges like throws at us, but too much can lead to us feeling overwhelmed and unable to cope. This page from Off the Record Bristol contains information on; how you can feel, how you think, hot you behave, physical effects on your body, the resilience lab and important things to remember if you have anxiety.
This webpage is produced by Off the Record which is an organisation based in Bristol however, the information is still relevant to the young people of Wolverhampton. The information is nicely broken down as not to overwhelm young people. The webpage itself also contains a ‘hide page’ button; when this button is pressed it redirects the user to Google. This can be an invaluable safety mechanism for young people who don’t feel comfortable talking about anxiety with people who might see them on this webpage.
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