When you’re feeling anxious and worried, it can really help to talk to someone or find more information online. Here are helplines and online support for teenagers and children.
Who can help you locally
TIC+ has information on how you can deal with anxiety .
Read more about who you can talk to in Gloucestershire:
Other information and online support
Mind explains anxiety and panic attacks .
YoungMinds helps with anxiety and phobias .
AnxietyBC has lots of information on how to take charge of your anxiety .
If you’ve been given medication for anxiety you can find out more about it on Headmeds:
If you’re under 19 you can get confidential help with anxiety from ChildLine. Call 0800 1111 any time for free (the call won’t show up on your phone bill), or you can get more information and chat online .
The Mix is the UK’s free, confidential helpline service for young people under 25 who need help, but don’t know where to turn. Call 0808 808 4994 for free or chat live between 11am – 11pm any day.
The Mix also gives honest advice on anxiety, OCD and phobias .
Recommended reading books
Start with ‘Shelf Help’ in your local library – you can download the leaflet below. Look out for:
- My Anxious Mind by Michael Tompkins and Katherine Martinez
- The Anxiety Survival Guide for Teens by Jennifer Shannon
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
“You can’t always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.”
– Wayne Dyer