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Worries & Anxiety Activities

Talking to your child about their worries and helping them find ways to manage these feelings is important. These tips and activities can help you to help your child manage anxiety.

7 Ways to Support Children & Young People who are Worried

This document provides 7 ways to respond to children and young people's fears.

 

Helping Your Child Manage Anxiety

Discover how to help your child with anxiety. This free 4 week course, starting on either Wednesday 16th June, or Saturday 19th June is for parents and carers of children aged 4-11 years. Click the image below for more information and to book your place.

Introductory sessions where you can meet the tutor are also available on Wednesday 9th June and Saturday 12th June.

How to Cope with Anxiety 

A Childline video about anxiety.

Relaxation Activities

Stress busters for everyone!

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7 techniques for helping kids keep calm

Relaxation and mindfulness activities from CBeebies.                                                                                     

A young boy lying on the grass with his eyes closed looking happy.

Wall Of Expression Activity

Get creative and watch your worries crumble away as you knock down your wall of expression.

Glitter Jar

A glitter jar is something your child can make to help them feel calmer and less confused about their feelings.  

Make Your Own Worry Box

The worry box helps children put their worries in a special place so they don't have to think about them all at once or all the time.

Talking to children about Worries

Sometimes it can be hard to know what to say to children when they talk about their worries. This resource has some great advice for parents.

 

Anxiety in Children & Young People during COVID-19

Free course to help you learn about anxiety and discover helpful strategies to support young people struggling with anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Anxiety Workshop Part 1

This video, put together by the Psychology in Schools Team, has been delivered as a workshop to support young people in schools with managing anxiety. It covers; what is anxiety, signs of anxiety and the cycle of anxiety.

Anxiety Workshop Part 2

This video, put together by the Psychology in Schools Team, has been delivered as a workshop to support young people in schools with managing anxiety. It provides techniques to support managing anxiety.

Podcast - Managing Anxiety on the Return to School

Anxiety in Adolescence

This 60-minute workshop was delivered to parents of school aged children to help them understand anxiety better.

Health Uncovered Podcast

Health Uncovered is a series of podcasts that aims to get young people in-tune with their health and wellbeing. The series is hosted by BBC Radio One presenter Cel Spellman and features young people and health professionals from our Norfolk Healthy Child Programme.

Listen now!  The podcasts are free and you can listen via mobile devices, tablets and laptops.  Just search “Health Uncovered” in your favourite podcast app, like iTunes.

Mental Health & You Podcast

Mental Health & You is a series of podcasts based in Norfolk & Suffolk which explores different aspects of mental health in young people. 

Listen now!  The podcasts are free and you can listen via mobile devices, tablets and laptops.  Just search “Mental Health and You” in your favourite podcast app, like iTunes, or click on the links below to listen now. 

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