Help & Advice: Anxiety

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Young Minds information and help with anxiety
Parents Helpline: 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday 9.30am – 4pm, free for mobiles and landlines) 

The Children’s Society advice on anxiety

Kooth – online mental health support via chat, message boards, forums

Headspace – Mindfulness and meditation app

Calm Harm – app to support young people who may self harm

Happify – YouTube channel with cartoon videos covering sleep, negative thoughts, Mindfulness etc

NSPCCinfo for parents on managing impact of COVID and lockdown

Winston’s Wish – bereavement support including bereavements due to COVID-19

Support in Sussex:

Brighton & Hove wellbeing service

Health in Mind, NHS organisation providing courses and therapies to help with stress, anxiety and low mood in East Sussex  

CAMHS (Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services) in East Sussex01323 464222 – Monday to Thursday 8.30am – 5pm, Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm. Email: 

East Sussex helpline for parents and carers of young people with SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability), available during school and setting closure period. Leave your name, telephone number and brief description of the kind of you support you need: 01273 481967

West Sussex educational psychology service community call-back, available during school and setting closure period

🔊 Listen to Raising Teens: Pandemic Anxiety on BBC Sounds

Anxiety in young people has risen significantly since lockdown and it’s been particularly hard for those with pre-existing mental health conditions – one in four of those young people have stopped receiving help because of lockdown according to a survey by Young Minds charity. This episode looks at how anxiety is affecting teenagers and their families.  What are the main causes of their anxiety? How can parents and carers – who may be struggling themselves – help their teens? And when should you worry that their understandable anxiety is turning into something more serious?

Guests in this episode are psychotherapist Donna Peters-Lamb from Make Sense Psychotherapy, Mo Bham, Educational Psychologist and Head of Learning Support Services for Brighton & Hove and parent Sophie.

Psychotherapist Donna Peters-Lamb on how to stop that worrying brain
Daisy speaks to Kit Messenger about helping teens with anxiety