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Here are the resources we found for anxiety for professionals:

‘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.

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.

6 Ways to make Life more Manageable for Someone with Anxiety

In this video, Dr Pooky Knightsmith explores 6 stratefies that you can use to make life more manageable for a young people who is struggling with anxiety. The ideas in this video are primarily aimed at teachers or parents supporting a child or young person.

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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 Professionals

ReachOut Professionals believes that with the right tools, any young person can be happy and resilient. They provide recommendations and advice for youth support workers, and educational professionals on a range of online interventions, tools and resources that can be used to support young people experiencing mental health difficulties and to build young people’s wellbeing and resilience.

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

Anxiety is a type of fear usually associated with the thought of a threat or something going wrong in the future, but can also arise from something happening right now. One in six people in the past week experienced a common mental health problem such as depression or anxiety. It is also likely that individuals do not seek help for significant levels of anxiety, meaning that many remain without a diagnosis or treatment.

Anxiety

This page from the Black Country CAMHS site provides an introduction to anxiety, including generalised anxiety and social anxiety. It includes tips to support young people, and a set of additional links.

Depression and Anxiety

Teachers are well placed to notice the changes caused by anxiety and depression which will be picked up through their understanding of student responses. Teachers, depending on their relationship with the student, are also more likely to be a probably first port of call either by the student concerned or, more often, by their friends. This is why it is important to make sure you are aware of the signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety in young people.

App / online service

WellMind App

WellMind is a free iOS and Android app from Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust. It is designed to help you with stress, anxiety and depression.

FRIENDS for Life

FRIENDS for Life is a social skills and resilience building program that has been recognised by the World Health Organisation as an effective means to prevent anxiety for children ages 8 – 11. It is proven to reduce anxiety and provide participants with the tools to rise to life’s challenges, and make the most of setbacks and adversity. FRIENDS for Life also improves participants’ social and emotional skills, ability to focus, confidence and the capacity to relax and regulate emotions.

Audio

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

Anxiety Disorders Training

Identify the different types of anxiety that can affect children and young people, finding out how to help them cope and find specialist help if needed. Using a mix of video, presentation and discussion, this course will help you build an understanding of how anxiety affects children and young people as well as develop strategies to help them manage it. By the end of this course: you’ll understand what anxiety is, recognise signs of anxiety disorders in children and young people, learn strategies to help young people manage stress and anxiety and recognise what level of anxiety is ‘normal’, be able to support children and young people experiencing everyday stresses as exam pressure and, recognise when to bring in specialist help when levels of anxiety need treatment from qualified mental health practitioners.

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.

Download

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.

‘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.

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.

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.

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

Anxiety is a type of fear usually associated with the thought of a threat or something going wrong in the future, but can also arise from something happening right now. One in six people in the past week experienced a common mental health problem such as depression or anxiety. It is also likely that individuals do not seek help for significant levels of anxiety, meaning that many remain without a diagnosis or treatment.

Anxiety

This page from the Black Country CAMHS site provides an introduction to anxiety, including generalised anxiety and social anxiety. It includes tips to support young people, and a set of additional links.

App / online service

WellMind App

WellMind is a free iOS and Android app from Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust. It is designed to help you with stress, anxiety and depression.

FRIENDS for Life

FRIENDS for Life is a social skills and resilience building program that has been recognised by the World Health Organisation as an effective means to prevent anxiety for children ages 8 – 11. It is proven to reduce anxiety and provide participants with the tools to rise to life’s challenges, and make the most of setbacks and adversity. FRIENDS for Life also improves participants’ social and emotional skills, ability to focus, confidence and the capacity to relax and regulate emotions.

Course / Event

Anxiety Disorders Training

Identify the different types of anxiety that can affect children and young people, finding out how to help them cope and find specialist help if needed. Using a mix of video, presentation and discussion, this course will help you build an understanding of how anxiety affects children and young people as well as develop strategies to help them manage it. By the end of this course: you’ll understand what anxiety is, recognise signs of anxiety disorders in children and young people, learn strategies to help young people manage stress and anxiety and recognise what level of anxiety is ‘normal’, be able to support children and young people experiencing everyday stresses as exam pressure and, recognise when to bring in specialist help when levels of anxiety need treatment from qualified mental health practitioners.

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.

‘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.

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.

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

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

Anxiety is a type of fear usually associated with the thought of a threat or something going wrong in the future, but can also arise from something happening right now. One in six people in the past week experienced a common mental health problem such as depression or anxiety. It is also likely that individuals do not seek help for significant levels of anxiety, meaning that many remain without a diagnosis or treatment.

Anxiety

This page from the Black Country CAMHS site provides an introduction to anxiety, including generalised anxiety and social anxiety. It includes tips to support young people, and a set of additional links.

Download

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.

App / online service

WellMind App

WellMind is a free iOS and Android app from Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust. It is designed to help you with stress, anxiety and depression.

FRIENDS for Life

FRIENDS for Life is a social skills and resilience building program that has been recognised by the World Health Organisation as an effective means to prevent anxiety for children ages 8 – 11. It is proven to reduce anxiety and provide participants with the tools to rise to life’s challenges, and make the most of setbacks and adversity. FRIENDS for Life also improves participants’ social and emotional skills, ability to focus, confidence and the capacity to relax and regulate emotions.

Course / Event

Anxiety Disorders Training

Identify the different types of anxiety that can affect children and young people, finding out how to help them cope and find specialist help if needed. Using a mix of video, presentation and discussion, this course will help you build an understanding of how anxiety affects children and young people as well as develop strategies to help them manage it. By the end of this course: you’ll understand what anxiety is, recognise signs of anxiety disorders in children and young people, learn strategies to help young people manage stress and anxiety and recognise what level of anxiety is ‘normal’, be able to support children and young people experiencing everyday stresses as exam pressure and, recognise when to bring in specialist help when levels of anxiety need treatment from qualified mental health practitioners.

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.