Anxiety

Anxious feelings in children or young people can occur at any time, at any age. However, most of these worries tend to be normal and part of growing up. It’s important to detect when these worries start to affect their wellbeing.

Anxiety can start to become a problem to children and young people when it starts to get in the way of their everyday life. Severe anxiety can affect their mental and emotional wellbeing, sometimes making them withdrawn from situations.

There are a few symptoms that you can look for if you suspect your child may be suffering from anxiety, including finding it difficult to concentrate, difficulties sleeping, not eating properly and constantly worrying.

There are a few different types of anxiety that can occur in childhood, ranging from separation anxiety to panic attacks. Some have symptoms which are easier to spot, and on the other hand some can be more difficult to detect.

If your child is suffering from anxiety, it’s important that you keep their school well involved and informed so that they can put measures in place should your child require any further support in the classroom.

Watch our videos below on tips for parents of children with anxiety.

Watch our Films

Anxiety and Me : Real Life Child Mental Health Experiences

Please note – some images and content may be upsetting or disturbing. This film is not intended to be watched by children.

This short film features real life accounts of Anxiety experienced by young people. Through their words we see the importance of early intervention by parents and teachers.

Nip in the Bud strongly believes that early intervention and support for children ensures far better outcomes.

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How to Recognise Symptoms of Anxiety in Children

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Anxiety in Children Information Film

It is normal for young children to have worries but if these worries become intense and begin to impact on their daily lives, it may be that they have an anxiety disorder.

This film explains more about the different kinds of anxiety disorders, how to recognise them and how to help a child who has one.

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