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What is it

Most people worry sometimes and feel anxious when stressful things happen, like exams or arguments. Our brains make us aware of what’s going on and try to prepare us to manage it. It’s part of the human response to fear or panic.

People with anxiety feel worried or panicky even when stressful things aren’t happening – and their worry starts getting in the way of their daily life. People with anxiety may worry a lot about the future and going through ‘what if…’ scenarios in their head. They may avoid certain situations because they’re worried that they might go badly.

Feelings and behaviours

  • Feeling nervous, on edge, or panicky all the time
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Feeling full of dread
  • Feeling out of control with yourself or situations you’re in

Physical signs

  • Having trouble sleeping (finding it difficult to get to sleep or waking up lots)
  • A reduced appetite (being less hungry)
  • Finding it difficult to concentrate
  • Having a low mood or feeling tired lots
  • In some cases, feeling your heart beating really fast or thinking you’re having a heart attack
  • A dry mouth
  • Feeling like you have wobbly legs or feeling yourself trembling
  • Stomach cramps or diarrhoea
  • Needing to pee more than usual
  • Sweating more than usual

What’s going on

Interviews, art, blogs, and tips about mental health and wellbeing.

Creative ways to help anxiety

Creative ways to help anxiety

Ideas for different ways to help anxiety with creative examples. You don’t need a diagnosed anxiety order to give these a go.

Get support for how you’re feeling

Flipbox - Mental health services

Get mental health support for young people

Information about mental health services (including CAMHS) if you’re a young person in Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea, or Westminster.

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Flipbox - Digital Mental Health

Digital mental health support for young people across the UK

Information about apps, websites, and other digital tools that exist to support you with your mental health and wellbeing.

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