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Here are the resources we found for anxiety for parents and families:

‘54321’: a simple relaxation strategy for times of anxiety or stress

(Featured resource)In this video, Dr. Pooky Knightsmith shares a simple ‘54321’ strategy for relaxation and grounding that can be particularly helpful at times of high anxiety or stress.

Your Brain on Stress and Anxiety

This video explains in physiological and neurological terms how our brain responds to the stimuli which trigger an anxiety response so that you are equipped to deal appropriately with anxiety.

Anxiety, Depression, and Being a Downer

In this video, Charlie talks about how anxiety and depression have affected his life. He talks about how he feels online there is a sense that you always need to end positively when you talk about depression and anxiety, or mental health in general. He then combats it by saying that not everyone is fine all the time, and sometimes we have to deal with that anyway we can.

4 Ideas for Supporting a Child with Anxiety

This video is aimed at parents, teachers and other adults who are working with a child or young person who is struggling with anxiety. Dr Pooky Knightsmith provides some basic ideas on how you can best support and help any young person who is struggling with anxiety.

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The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

MIND, the Mental Health Charity

(Featured resource)Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem but hundreds of thousands of people are still struggling. MIND believe no-one should have to face a mental health problem alone. They will listen, give you support and advice, and fight your corner.

Young Minds

(Featured resource)Young Minds is a leading UK charity focusing on mental health and wellbeing in young people. They provide comprehensive help and advice on a variety of topics including what mental health is, feelings and symptoms, conditions, how to look after yourself and so much more.

ReachOut Parents

ReachOut Parents provides information, tools and resources to help parents and carers support young people in the family environment. On the website you will find fact sheets, stories, practical tips and tools covering a range of topics, issues and experiences that are relevant to young people. You will also find an online community forum where you can talk to other parents about your experiences and work through your concerns in a safe, anonymous environment.

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Child in Mind: What do we know about Childhood Anxiety and what can Parents do about it?

Feeling anxious and worried is a normal experience for children, but how do we know when it’s becoming a serious problem and what can we do about it? In this podcast, Claudia Hammond discusses these issues and more with expert Professor Cathy Creswell from the University of Reading, and Beckie, whose whole family was affected by her son’s anxiety.

Storm and Stress: New Ways of Looking at Adolescent Mental Health

A series of podcasts from BBC Radio 4, looking at the impact of mental health issues on young people.

Course / Event

ThinkTwice Course

ThinkTwice offers a course specifically for the Christian communities who want to be equipped with knowledge about mental health and how best to support those who are struggling. The basic course covers an introduction to theology of mental health, depression, anxiety, eating disorders and psychosis.

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

Anxiety in Children: How Parents Can Help

If your child is feeling anxious or showing signs of anxiety it is important to support them. Anxiety can often be overlooked in children and that’s why it is essential to be aware of the signs and symptoms. This webpage contains helpful information for parents about anxiety in children, including the signs and symptoms, when anxiety can become a problem and how to help an anxious child.

Stress, Anxiety and Depression

This is a one stop location with links to help support many mental health concerns. The information provided by the NHS should be used in conjunction with GP appointments to help aid mental health treatment plans.

Teen Anxiety

“Anxiety is the most common mental health concern for children and adults. Because anxious teens are often quiet and compliant, they frequently go unnoticed by their parents and teachers.” This webpage provides information to parents on how to identify and deal with signs of anxiety within your child.

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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.

Managing Stress and Anxiety: Supporting People with Autism

This information sheet has been put together by Autism West Midlands to give an introduction to stress and anxiety in people with autism, and how best to support them.

Advice for Parents and Carers: Talking Mental Health with young people at primary school

This leaflet provides simple advice and guidance to parents and carers about how to make conversations about their child’s feelings part of everyday conversation.

Blog / personal article

Christmas and Mental Health – surviving the festive period with anxiety

“Tis the season to be Jolly fa la la la” … Honestly it’s the season to feel however you want to feel.

HeadStart Wolverhampton Ambassador Crissy shares her thoughts on surviving Christmas when you experience anxiety and panic attacks.

Using Social Media When You Have Social Anxiety

A very useful blog by a young woman that considers all the negative possibilities of posting pictures or comments on social media sites. She explains what goes through her head, ways she has tied to backtrack to save embarrassment, and she ends with a few good tips to safeguard against trolls and your own personal anxieties while maintaining your online life.

‘54321’: a simple relaxation strategy for times of anxiety or stress

(Featured resource)In this video, Dr. Pooky Knightsmith shares a simple ‘54321’ strategy for relaxation and grounding that can be particularly helpful at times of high anxiety or stress.

Your Brain on Stress and Anxiety

This video explains in physiological and neurological terms how our brain responds to the stimuli which trigger an anxiety response so that you are equipped to deal appropriately with anxiety.

Anxiety, Depression, and Being a Downer

In this video, Charlie talks about how anxiety and depression have affected his life. He talks about how he feels online there is a sense that you always need to end positively when you talk about depression and anxiety, or mental health in general. He then combats it by saying that not everyone is fine all the time, and sometimes we have to deal with that anyway we can.

Organisation View all organisations

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

MIND, the Mental Health Charity

(Featured resource)Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem but hundreds of thousands of people are still struggling. MIND believe no-one should have to face a mental health problem alone. They will listen, give you support and advice, and fight your corner.

Young Minds

(Featured resource)Young Minds is a leading UK charity focusing on mental health and wellbeing in young people. They provide comprehensive help and advice on a variety of topics including what mental health is, feelings and symptoms, conditions, how to look after yourself and so much more.

Audio

Child in Mind: What do we know about Childhood Anxiety and what can Parents do about it?

Feeling anxious and worried is a normal experience for children, but how do we know when it’s becoming a serious problem and what can we do about it? In this podcast, Claudia Hammond discusses these issues and more with expert Professor Cathy Creswell from the University of Reading, and Beckie, whose whole family was affected by her son’s anxiety.

Storm and Stress: New Ways of Looking at Adolescent Mental Health

A series of podcasts from BBC Radio 4, looking at the impact of mental health issues on young people.

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

Anxiety in Children: How Parents Can Help

If your child is feeling anxious or showing signs of anxiety it is important to support them. Anxiety can often be overlooked in children and that’s why it is essential to be aware of the signs and symptoms. This webpage contains helpful information for parents about anxiety in children, including the signs and symptoms, when anxiety can become a problem and how to help an anxious child.

Stress, Anxiety and Depression

This is a one stop location with links to help support many mental health concerns. The information provided by the NHS should be used in conjunction with GP appointments to help aid mental health treatment plans.

Download

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.

Managing Stress and Anxiety: Supporting People with Autism

This information sheet has been put together by Autism West Midlands to give an introduction to stress and anxiety in people with autism, and how best to support them.

Advice for Parents and Carers: Talking Mental Health with young people at primary school

This leaflet provides simple advice and guidance to parents and carers about how to make conversations about their child’s feelings part of everyday conversation.

Blog / personal article

Christmas and Mental Health – surviving the festive period with anxiety

“Tis the season to be Jolly fa la la la” … Honestly it’s the season to feel however you want to feel.

HeadStart Wolverhampton Ambassador Crissy shares her thoughts on surviving Christmas when you experience anxiety and panic attacks.

Using Social Media When You Have Social Anxiety

A very useful blog by a young woman that considers all the negative possibilities of posting pictures or comments on social media sites. She explains what goes through her head, ways she has tied to backtrack to save embarrassment, and she ends with a few good tips to safeguard against trolls and your own personal anxieties while maintaining your online life.

‘54321’: a simple relaxation strategy for times of anxiety or stress

(Featured resource)In this video, Dr. Pooky Knightsmith shares a simple ‘54321’ strategy for relaxation and grounding that can be particularly helpful at times of high anxiety or stress.

Your Brain on Stress and Anxiety

This video explains in physiological and neurological terms how our brain responds to the stimuli which trigger an anxiety response so that you are equipped to deal appropriately with anxiety.

Anxiety, Depression, and Being a Downer

In this video, Charlie talks about how anxiety and depression have affected his life. He talks about how he feels online there is a sense that you always need to end positively when you talk about depression and anxiety, or mental health in general. He then combats it by saying that not everyone is fine all the time, and sometimes we have to deal with that anyway we can.

Organisation View all organisations

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

MIND, the Mental Health Charity

(Featured resource)Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem but hundreds of thousands of people are still struggling. MIND believe no-one should have to face a mental health problem alone. They will listen, give you support and advice, and fight your corner.

Young Minds

(Featured resource)Young Minds is a leading UK charity focusing on mental health and wellbeing in young people. They provide comprehensive help and advice on a variety of topics including what mental health is, feelings and symptoms, conditions, how to look after yourself and so much more.

Audio

Child in Mind: What do we know about Childhood Anxiety and what can Parents do about it?

Feeling anxious and worried is a normal experience for children, but how do we know when it’s becoming a serious problem and what can we do about it? In this podcast, Claudia Hammond discusses these issues and more with expert Professor Cathy Creswell from the University of Reading, and Beckie, whose whole family was affected by her son’s anxiety.

Storm and Stress: New Ways of Looking at Adolescent Mental Health

A series of podcasts from BBC Radio 4, looking at the impact of mental health issues on young people.

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

Anxiety in Children: How Parents Can Help

If your child is feeling anxious or showing signs of anxiety it is important to support them. Anxiety can often be overlooked in children and that’s why it is essential to be aware of the signs and symptoms. This webpage contains helpful information for parents about anxiety in children, including the signs and symptoms, when anxiety can become a problem and how to help an anxious child.

Stress, Anxiety and Depression

This is a one stop location with links to help support many mental health concerns. The information provided by the NHS should be used in conjunction with GP appointments to help aid mental health treatment plans.

Download

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.

Managing Stress and Anxiety: Supporting People with Autism

This information sheet has been put together by Autism West Midlands to give an introduction to stress and anxiety in people with autism, and how best to support them.

Advice for Parents and Carers: Talking Mental Health with young people at primary school

This leaflet provides simple advice and guidance to parents and carers about how to make conversations about their child’s feelings part of everyday conversation.

Blog / personal article

Christmas and Mental Health – surviving the festive period with anxiety

“Tis the season to be Jolly fa la la la” … Honestly it’s the season to feel however you want to feel.

HeadStart Wolverhampton Ambassador Crissy shares her thoughts on surviving Christmas when you experience anxiety and panic attacks.

Using Social Media When You Have Social Anxiety

A very useful blog by a young woman that considers all the negative possibilities of posting pictures or comments on social media sites. She explains what goes through her head, ways she has tied to backtrack to save embarrassment, and she ends with a few good tips to safeguard against trolls and your own personal anxieties while maintaining your online life.

Course / Event

ThinkTwice Course

ThinkTwice offers a course specifically for the Christian communities who want to be equipped with knowledge about mental health and how best to support those who are struggling. The basic course covers an introduction to theology of mental health, depression, anxiety, eating disorders and psychosis.