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 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.
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.
The Anxious or Worried Child
It’s quite natural for children to worry and to be anxious at various stages of school and home life. Most children will learn how to manage their thoughts, feelings and emotions but some may need extra support. This webpage covers spotting the signs of anxiety in a child, where to find out more about common anxiety disorders in children, top tips for teachers and what schools can do.