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 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.
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.
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
his webpage contains information for parents and carers about anxiety and depression. The information is designed in such a way that it can be used by parents whose child is living with anxiety and depression and for parents whose child may have a friend who is living with anxiety and depression.
Understand and Supporting Anxiety in your Child
Anxiety is an absolutely normal human response from time to time. It gives rise to our fight, flight or freeze response which can help us to manage dangerous or difficult situations and keep us safe. Anxiety can be a scary problem when it starts getting out of control and having supportive parents can really help a young person through this disorder.
Anxiety and Panic Attacks
It can be really difficult when someone you care about is experiencing anxiety problems or panic attacks, but there are things you can do to help and support them. This webpage from mind contains a number of helpful tips plus tonnes of advice on how to help someone you care about who is experiencing anxiety or panic attacks.
The A to Z of Mental Health | Mental Health Foundation
A really helpful glossary of mental health from the Mental Health Foundation.
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.