Children’s Anxiety

When we feel worried, tense, or afraid, especially about events that are about to happen or that we think might happen in the future, we experience anxiety. People of all ages experience some level of anxiety, often in reaction to stressful events or changes. 

We have put together resources on anxiety, links to organisations, factsheets, videos, podcasts and exercises which can help you better understand different types of anxiety, what causes it and ways to manage it. 

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These factsheets will help you understand what anxiety is, what causes it, the different types of anxiety and ideas on how to manage it in a way that works for you.  

What is anxiety from Barnardos 

Coping with anxiety from Childline 

Information for young people from Mind 

Coping with anxiety from The Children’s Society 

Tips and information

Here you will find tips and information to help you, or someone close to you, to deal with the difficulties related to anxiety.

Calm zone from Childline 

How to Make a Self-Soothe Box from YoungMinds 

What is anxiety? – BBC Newsround 

A kids’ guide to anxiety and stress from Own It – BBC 

Organisations and services

Here is a list of UK wide organisations related to anxiety:




Anna Freud 

Mental Health Support For Young People from YoungMinds 

If you are looking for local support, please go to our service directory to find out what services and projects are available to you.

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