Feeling anxious is a perfectly natural reaction to a variety of situations and something that most people experience at different times throughout their lives. Children might exhibit anxious behaviours but might not be able to identify the feeling. The links below look at strategies to help them talk about their concerns and give tips on how to help them cope:
Anna Freud Centre - Coronavirus Q&A on Anxiety
Childline – Worries about the world
Education Support – 7 Strategies to Manage Anxiety
Mental Health Foundation – The Anxious Child
NHS Scotland – Anxiety self-help guide (for adults)
Priory Group – Understanding Anxiety
Safe Hands, Thinking Minds – COVID, Anxiety, Stress; Resources and Links
Young Minds – Helping Your Child with Anxiety
Please see the flyer below for booking the Worry Ninja Parent Workshop
Supporting Common Anxieties
Supporting Your Child with Anxiety
The South West London Children’s wellbeing service have produced a series of useful videos for parents about managing your child’s anxiety and improving sleep patterns. Please see the links below if you think these would be helpful to you.
This video is aimed at the parents and caregivers of children up to the age of about 12 or 13. The webinar looks at how anxiety or worry may present in children and the ways in which parents can support their child to cope. 30mins
Supporting Your Child With Anxiety - YouTube
Supporting your child with Anxiety Leaflet
Parent Group Referral Form
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Supporting Your Child with Sleep – Parts 1 – 3
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Improving Your Child's Sleep - Part 1 / 4 - YouTube
Improving Your Child's Sleep - Part 2 / 4 - YouTube