Anxiety & Stress
The last few years have seen a significant increase in anxiety levels and diagnosable anxiety disorders in young people. But how as those supporting young people can we better recognise, understand, and respond in a helpful way? We hope this section gives you lots of practical ideas.
Here’s a downloadable run through of all things you may need to know when working with a young person struggling with anxiety
What is social anxiety and why is it so problematic for young people. Here’s a run through of identifying an issue and how to help
Great article by Will Van Der Hart from Mind & Soul Foundation around faith and anxiety.
Headstrong video. Why do we feel anxiety, what is it for and how do you feel less of it. Kate answers some questions we’ve had in all about anxiety.
Headstrong video. In the second part of our series, Kate explains three tips for getting rid an anxiety flare up.
In part three of our series all about anxiety, Kate explains what causes panic attacks and how to deal with them.
A 45min YouTube chat with the Youthscape mental health team full of tips on how to regain control over your anxiety.
Headstrong video. Joy shows us how drawing can help us understand and work through our anxiety.
Headstrong video. No-one likes feeling anxious, but what if it isn’t as bad as it feels? Here’s some tips on how to ace your anxiety.
Headstrong video. We all know that breathing is important, but did you know that the way you breath can help calm you down when you’re stressing out?
CBeebies Gemma shares how she overcame anxiety when everything in her life changed- at the same time she started her dream job.
Victory talks about struggling with anxiety when she was a teenager and how journalling helped get her through.
A downloadable worksheet to help young people understand how to understand and alleviate their stress levels
A downloadable worksheet full of ideas young people can try to release anxiety when they feel it building up inside.
A downloadable self-care planner for exam season