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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:

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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.

Dealing with Anxiety – Cherry Wallis

In this video, YouTube Content Creator Cherry Wallis talks about her experiences with anxiety and tips and tricks she uses to overcome her anxiety. She talks about how anxiety is like a friend who comes over for tea unexpectedly and refuses to leave, using this metaphor she explains her anxiety.

You Are More Than Your Anxiety

YouTuber Melanie Murphy chats to Childline about her own experience of anxiety and how best to manage anxiety or panic attacks. The tips included in this video include listening to music, reading, lying down, and practicing mindfulness.

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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.

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.

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.

Rethink Mental Illness

Rethink Mental Illness is a charity that believes a better life is possible for the millions of people affected by mental illness. They offer a variety of services including; support groups, carer support, crisis intervention, nursing and residential care, advice and helplines, community support, employment and training, personalisation, mental health training, advocacy, help with criminal justice and house, and talking treatments.

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.

About Anxiety

On this webpage, you can find information about what things can trigger feels of anxiety, what can happen to your mind and body when you get anxious, different types of anxiety such as health anxiety, social anxiety, phobia, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder and generalised anxiety disorder, and how you can learn to cope with stress in day to day life.

Anxiety

Anxiety can occur when a person feels vulnerable, fearful, nervous or worried about something. This webpage from The Children’s society covers the topics of what causes anxiety, anxiety in children and teenagers, how to control anxiety, and the top apps to use to help with anxiety.

Managing Your Anxiety

This webpage is all about managing your anxiety. It includes tricks and tips of how to manage your anxiety, videos that may help you when you’re experiencing anxiety and how to cope with stress. Remember that everyone suffers with anxiety from time to time, and it is completely normal to experience feelings of anxiety.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

For Me: The Childline App

The app from childline allows you to be in control of the content you receive. From pin based protection to mood based advice, the control is all in your hands with the For Me app from ChildLine. This app gives you access to all of Childlines content as well as one to one chat with a counsellor, and forums full of young people to share advice and tips.

BASE App

BASE has been designed to help young people manage their stress, anxiety and depression. The app allows you to write diary entries which help you keep track of when your stress and anxiety might be at its best, or worst. This will help you understand how to manage your emotions.

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.

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.

Dealing with Anxiety – Cherry Wallis

In this video, YouTube Content Creator Cherry Wallis talks about her experiences with anxiety and tips and tricks she uses to overcome her anxiety. She talks about how anxiety is like a friend who comes over for tea unexpectedly and refuses to leave, using this metaphor she explains her 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.

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.

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.

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.

About Anxiety

On this webpage, you can find information about what things can trigger feels of anxiety, what can happen to your mind and body when you get anxious, different types of anxiety such as health anxiety, social anxiety, phobia, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder and generalised anxiety disorder, and how you can learn to cope with stress in day to day life.

Anxiety

Anxiety can occur when a person feels vulnerable, fearful, nervous or worried about something. This webpage from The Children’s society covers the topics of what causes anxiety, anxiety in children and teenagers, how to control anxiety, and the top apps to use to help with anxiety.

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.

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.

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.

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.

For Me: The Childline App

The app from childline allows you to be in control of the content you receive. From pin based protection to mood based advice, the control is all in your hands with the For Me app from ChildLine. This app gives you access to all of Childlines content as well as one to one chat with a counsellor, and forums full of young people to share advice and tips.

BASE App

BASE has been designed to help young people manage their stress, anxiety and depression. The app allows you to write diary entries which help you keep track of when your stress and anxiety might be at its best, or worst. This will help you understand how to manage your emotions.

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.

Dealing with Anxiety – Cherry Wallis

In this video, YouTube Content Creator Cherry Wallis talks about her experiences with anxiety and tips and tricks she uses to overcome her anxiety. She talks about how anxiety is like a friend who comes over for tea unexpectedly and refuses to leave, using this metaphor she explains her 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.

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.

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.

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.

About Anxiety

On this webpage, you can find information about what things can trigger feels of anxiety, what can happen to your mind and body when you get anxious, different types of anxiety such as health anxiety, social anxiety, phobia, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder and generalised anxiety disorder, and how you can learn to cope with stress in day to day life.

Anxiety

Anxiety can occur when a person feels vulnerable, fearful, nervous or worried about something. This webpage from The Children’s society covers the topics of what causes anxiety, anxiety in children and teenagers, how to control anxiety, and the top apps to use to help with anxiety.

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.

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.

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.

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.

For Me: The Childline App

The app from childline allows you to be in control of the content you receive. From pin based protection to mood based advice, the control is all in your hands with the For Me app from ChildLine. This app gives you access to all of Childlines content as well as one to one chat with a counsellor, and forums full of young people to share advice and tips.

BASE App

BASE has been designed to help young people manage their stress, anxiety and depression. The app allows you to write diary entries which help you keep track of when your stress and anxiety might be at its best, or worst. This will help you understand how to manage your emotions.