Anxiety

Children can experience anxiety at any time and at any age. Many of these worries tend to be a normal part of growing up. However, it’s important to detect when these worries start to affect their wellbeing.

To learn more about anxiety in children, watch our films below or read our factsheet.

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My Voice Matters

We speak with children and young people featured in our films about their experience of mental health and neurodiversity and why their voice and perspective matters.

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Managing Anxiety around School

Do your children sometimes feel anxious about going back to school especially after longer holidays like Christmas, Easter and the Summer. Listen to this under 5 minute video in which Dr Jess Richardson, Senior Clinical Psychologist, shares helpful tips for Parents. Find out more by reading our Managing Anxieties Around School Fact Sheet.

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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.

Read and download our fact sheets, watch more videos or sign up for our mailing list and free interactive guide.

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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.

Read and download our fact sheets, watch more videos or sign up for our mailing list and free interactive guide.

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How to Recognise Symptoms of Anxiety in Children

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Further information:

Anxiety can become a problem for 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 Severe anxiety can affect their mental and emotional wellbeing, sometimes making them withdrawn from situations.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 different types of anxiety that can occur in childhood, ranging from separation anxiety to panic attacks. Some have symptoms which are easier to spot, while others can be more difficult to detect.

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