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Everyone has feelings of anxiety which is normal and part of being a human being.  However, in certain situations anxiety can become more intense and when this happens, we experience the Flight, Freeze or Fight sensation. This is our body protecting us and keeping us safe

There are 2 very important things to always remember

  1. It is not your fault that sometimes you feel overwhelmed by your anxiety and that it will pass

  2. Sometimes the feeling is so terrible we can worry that we might not survive it BUT we always do.

What are the signs of anxiety in children?

When young children feel anxious, they cannot always understand or express what they are feeling. You may notice that they:

  • become irritable, tearful or clingy

  • have difficulty sleeping

  • wake in the night

  • start wetting the bed

  • have bad dreams

In older children you may notice that they:

  • lack confidence to try new things or seem unable to face simple, everyday challenges

  • find it hard to concentrate

  • have problems with sleeping or eating

  • have angry outbursts

  • have a lot of negative thoughts, or keep thinking that bad things are going to happen

  • start avoiding everyday activities, such as seeing friends, going out in public or going to school

Parent Course

Learning Space runs a Parent Anxiety Course.   You can register directly by clicking on the poster below   

Useful Websites


Your online mental wellbeing community - Free, safe and anonymous support

Young Minds 

We are leading the movement to make sure every young person gets the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what.

Anxiety UK 

Whether you have anxiety, stress, anxiety-based depression or a phobia that’s affecting your daily life, we’re here to help you; fully supported by an expert team of medical advisors.

Mind Charity 

Provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. 

Rethink Mental Illness 

We improve the lives of people severely affected by mental illness through our network of local groups and services, expert information and successful campaigning.

Book Recommendations for supporting Children

There are hundreds of books available for anxiety but the following have been found useful by other parents

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Hey Warrior

Kids can do amazing things with the right information. Understanding why anxiety feels the way it does and where the physical symptoms come from is a powerful step in turning anxiety around. Anxiety explained, kids empowered. Key themes of: anxiety, self-care and positivity.

by Karen Young

ISBN: 978-1912678006

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The Panicosaurus: Managing Anxiety in Children

This fun, easy-to-read and fully illustrated storybook will inspire children who experience anxiety. Parents and carers will like the helpful introduction, explaining anxiety in children, and the list of techniques for lessening anxiety at the end of the book.

by K.I. Al-Ghani 

ISBN: 978-1849053563​

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