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  • Anxiety

    What you need to know

    Anxiety is a common condition. It’s when you feel fear or panic. It’s natural to worry about things such as exams or difficult situations and when they pass you feel better. Anxiety becomes a problem when you still feel fear or panic for no obvious reason. The symptoms of anxiety are both physical and psychological.

    Symptoms include:
    • Heart beat faster
    • Breathing becomes quicker and shallower
    • Palms become sweaty
    • Thoughts racing
    • Muscles tense
    • Dry mouth
    • Butterfly feeling in stomach (tummy)

    Top Tips

    1) Speak to your School Nurse or your G.P
    2) Talking therapies such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) may help
    3) Become familiar with the signs and symptoms you experience
    4) Practice a breathing technique that works for you when you feel calm so you will be able to use it when you feel panic
    5) Try not to avoid situations that make you feel anxious
    6) Recognise your ‘negative’ thoughts and try to think more rationally

    Further info

    There are many resources/Apps that are available to support with anxiety. Some of these include: