Anxiety

Anxiety is a feeling of worry or fear of something. Lots of people feel anxious in certain situations, like when giving a speech or sitting an exam, but sometimes anxiety can be longer term and can have a negative impact on your life.

We have put together resources on anxiety, links to organisations, factsheets, videos, podcasts and exercises which can help you better understand different types of anxiety, what causes it and ways to manage it.

Let us know what resource works well for you. If you have any other suggestions for our self-help pages, please send them to ithrive@health-in-mind.org.uk.


Factsheets

These factsheets will help you understand what anxiety is, what causes it, the different types of anxiety and ideas on how to manage it in a way that works for you.  

Factsheets on a range of different types of anxiety from Anxiety UK     

Anxiety disorders factsheet from Re-think Mental Illness       

Anxiety factsheet from NHS Inform

Anxiety factsheet from the Mental Health Foundation

Anxiety and panic attacks factsheet from Mind

Factsheet on anxiety from Psychology Tools

Tips and information

Here you will find tips and information to help you, or someone close to you, to deal with the difficulties related to anxiety.

11 tips to help manage anxiety from Psychology Today

Information and activities on anxiety from Get Self-help        

Anxiety self-help guide from NHS Inform          

Myths and misconceptions about anxiety’ article from Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Anxiety management strategies from Beyond Blue     

How to cope with anxiety from Healthline         

Tips to manage anxiety and stress from Anxiety and Depression Association of America

How to reduce anxiety from Headspace

Relaxation mindfulness exercises can help you manage your anxiety. Check out our section on relaxation and mindfulness exercises here:

Relaxation

Mindfulness

Covid-19 related resources

10 tips to help if you are worried about COVID-19 from NHS UK

A guide from Health in Mind about Coronavirus and keeping well. This guide is based on the 5 ways to wellbeing. Learn more the 5 ways on in our self-help area – 5 ways to wellbeing

The Wellness Society has created a Coronavirus Anxiety Handbook which is full of resources and ideas on how to manage your wellbeing during this time.

Help Guide’s article on Coronavirus Anxiety: Coping with Stress, Fear, and Worry.

The Mental Health Foundation’s mental health tips during COVID-19

Penumbra’ guide called ‘Responding to Change’ can help you manage your wellbeing during Covid-19

A personalised wellbeing plan template from National Academy for Social Prescribing

A guide from Mind on the anxiety caused by wearing a mask and/or face coverings

9 tips for coping with face mask anxiety from Your Way

An article from Help Guide about dealing with uncertainty during Covid-19

Worksheets

Here are some worksheets and activities you can try in your own time.

Anxiety worksheets from the Centre for Clinical Interventions

Thought record sheet for anxiety from Get Self-help

Organisations and services

Here is a list of UK wide organisations related to anxiety:

Anxiety UK

If you are looking for local support, please go to our service directory to find out what services and projects are available to you.


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