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Stress, Anxiety and Worry

Stress, anxiety and worry can affect you mentally and physically. These feelings can make it difficult for you to do what you usually do. If you are stressed, anxious or worried, speak to someone.

This section of the website provides you with information on how you can manage your feelings of stress, anxiety and worry. 

Everyone can become stressed, anxious and worried. You may feel under pressure, worried, tense, upset, sad and angry. There are strategies to help you to manage these feelings. 

Common Issues for Young people include: 

  • problems with a teacher;
  • parents splitting up;
  • being teased or bullied at school;
  • arguing with people close to you; or
  • being unable to sleep.

If you experience any of the following signs, or see them in a friend or family member, you should ask for help.

  • Feeling hopeless
  • Feeling trapped- like there is no way out
  • Unable to concentrate
  • Increasing alcohol or drug use
  • Withdrawing from friends and family
  • Feeling like there is nothing in life worth living for
  • Behaving out of character- irritable, sad, loss of interest/ enjoyment

People you should talk to include your parents, a teacher, youth worker, school counsellor or a doctor.

Check out the following sources of support:

Useful Helplines:

  • Childline 0800 1111
  • Samaritans 0845 790 9090
  • Lifeline 0808 808 8000
  • Anxiety UK 08444 775 774

Useful Websites:

Click on the links below to find information about stress, anxiety and worry: