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Anxiety Resources for Young People

Anxiety can be a scary thing but here are all our resources that might help. For other resources that might be relevant, please check one of the related keywords below:

Exam Stress Mental Health Panic Attacks

Here are the resources we found for anxiety for young people:

‘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.

How to Cope with Anxiety

We’re all different and we all feel different things. Millions of years ago, we relied on anxiety to protect us from dangerous things like wild animals. Anxiety does the same thing today but it tries to protect us from a lot of things like exam stress, family problems and new places. If you think anxiety is taking over your life, talk to someone; a trusted adult, a friend or a Childline counsellor.

Anxiety Test – Do you have Anxiety? Just 2 questions!

With so many people having one form of anxiety or another, such as generalised anxiety disorder or social anxiety; you can know if you may need further assessment from your doctor for an anxiety disorder after these 2 questions which are used by doctors themselves.

A Few Words about Duvet Days due to Depression or Anxiety

Dr Pooky Knightsmith shares a few words about those days when depression and anxiety make it impossible to get out of bed. Some days depression and anxiety are so emotionally draining that it makes it impossible to get out of bed. This is nothing to be ashamed of.

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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.

MindOut

MindOut is a mental health service run by and for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, trans, and queer people. They aim to provide advice and information, advocacy, a peer support programme, wellbeing activities and events, a peer mentoring services, an out of house online chat service and a food project.

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

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.

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.

Depression and Anxiety – Identification

Anxiety and depression are serious problems for teenagers. Common features of anxiety include tension, worry, frustration, irritability, sadness and withdrawal. Common features of depression include hopelessness, sadness, irritability and anger, isolation, withdrawal and worthlessness. Young people do not often express their anxiety or depression in a straightforward way and can show they are affected through passive or negative behaviours.

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.

How I Explain Anxiety to My Friends using this Everyday Item

This blog post opens up about how Ashley explains anxiety disorders to her friends and family. Instead of going for the traditional ‘Anxiety is a disorder that affects the body because the mind creates a fight or flight response when faced with a stimulus, but it happens all the time, regardless of whether there is an actual threat’, Ashley started using an umbrella metaphor.

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SAM App

(Featured resource)SAM is a friendly app that offers a range of self-help methods for people who are serious about learning to manage their anxiety. SAM has been developed by a university team of psychologists, computer scientists and student users. Established methods of self-harm have been combined with high standards of usability to provide an engaging, flexible, and practical resources.

Elefriends

Elefriends is a supportive online community where you can be yourself. We all know what it’s like to struggle sometimes, but not there’s a safe place to listen, share and be heard.

Big White Wall

Big White Wall is an online mental health and wellbeing service offering self-help programmes, creative outlets and a community that care. When you’re dealing with everyday stressors or major life events, the peer support will help you get through it.

In Hand

Life isn’t easy. Some days are good, some days are bad, and some are just fine. In hand understand this and created this simple app to help you focus on where you’re at and bring back the balance.

Download

Talking about Mental Health

This booklet from Together looks at different ways types of mental distress can be described. It shows that many mental health conditions are described in very different ways by different groups of people – such as doctors, people in other parts of the world, and those who experience 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.

How to Cope with Anxiety

We’re all different and we all feel different things. Millions of years ago, we relied on anxiety to protect us from dangerous things like wild animals. Anxiety does the same thing today but it tries to protect us from a lot of things like exam stress, family problems and new places. If you think anxiety is taking over your life, talk to someone; a trusted adult, a friend or a Childline counsellor.

Anxiety Test – Do you have Anxiety? Just 2 questions!

With so many people having one form of anxiety or another, such as generalised anxiety disorder or social anxiety; you can know if you may need further assessment from your doctor for an anxiety disorder after these 2 questions which are used by doctors themselves.

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

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.

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.

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.

How I Explain Anxiety to My Friends using this Everyday Item

This blog post opens up about how Ashley explains anxiety disorders to her friends and family. Instead of going for the traditional ‘Anxiety is a disorder that affects the body because the mind creates a fight or flight response when faced with a stimulus, but it happens all the time, regardless of whether there is an actual threat’, Ashley started using an umbrella metaphor.

App / online service View all apps / online services

SAM App

(Featured resource)SAM is a friendly app that offers a range of self-help methods for people who are serious about learning to manage their anxiety. SAM has been developed by a university team of psychologists, computer scientists and student users. Established methods of self-harm have been combined with high standards of usability to provide an engaging, flexible, and practical resources.

Elefriends

Elefriends is a supportive online community where you can be yourself. We all know what it’s like to struggle sometimes, but not there’s a safe place to listen, share and be heard.

Big White Wall

Big White Wall is an online mental health and wellbeing service offering self-help programmes, creative outlets and a community that care. When you’re dealing with everyday stressors or major life events, the peer support will help you get through it.

Download

Talking about Mental Health

This booklet from Together looks at different ways types of mental distress can be described. It shows that many mental health conditions are described in very different ways by different groups of people – such as doctors, people in other parts of the world, and those who experience 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.

How to Cope with Anxiety

We’re all different and we all feel different things. Millions of years ago, we relied on anxiety to protect us from dangerous things like wild animals. Anxiety does the same thing today but it tries to protect us from a lot of things like exam stress, family problems and new places. If you think anxiety is taking over your life, talk to someone; a trusted adult, a friend or a Childline counsellor.

Anxiety Test – Do you have Anxiety? Just 2 questions!

With so many people having one form of anxiety or another, such as generalised anxiety disorder or social anxiety; you can know if you may need further assessment from your doctor for an anxiety disorder after these 2 questions which are used by doctors themselves.

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

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.

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.

Download

Talking about Mental Health

This booklet from Together looks at different ways types of mental distress can be described. It shows that many mental health conditions are described in very different ways by different groups of people – such as doctors, people in other parts of the world, and those who experience them.

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.

How I Explain Anxiety to My Friends using this Everyday Item

This blog post opens up about how Ashley explains anxiety disorders to her friends and family. Instead of going for the traditional ‘Anxiety is a disorder that affects the body because the mind creates a fight or flight response when faced with a stimulus, but it happens all the time, regardless of whether there is an actual threat’, Ashley started using an umbrella metaphor.

App / online service View all apps / online services

SAM App

(Featured resource)SAM is a friendly app that offers a range of self-help methods for people who are serious about learning to manage their anxiety. SAM has been developed by a university team of psychologists, computer scientists and student users. Established methods of self-harm have been combined with high standards of usability to provide an engaging, flexible, and practical resources.

Elefriends

Elefriends is a supportive online community where you can be yourself. We all know what it’s like to struggle sometimes, but not there’s a safe place to listen, share and be heard.

Big White Wall

Big White Wall is an online mental health and wellbeing service offering self-help programmes, creative outlets and a community that care. When you’re dealing with everyday stressors or major life events, the peer support will help you get through it.