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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.
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.
How to Recognise Symptoms of Anxiety in Children
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 Severe anxiety can affect their mental and emotional wellbeing, sometimes making them withdrawn from situations.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.