Supporting someone with Anxiety
This article speaks to those who live with anxiety and explains what people can say and do to make their condition more bearable, not worse.
It can be really difficult when someone you care about is experiencing anxiety problems or panic attacks, but the charity MIND has created a list of simple things you can do to help.
Make sure you are there for each step of the way. One way of doing that is working through the resources on this page together. While that can be done individually, it's always good to have support
Our complete guide to help you manage your anxiety
If you need further help
If some of the ideas are not particularly helpful at first, it is perhaps worth sticking with them for a few weeks to give them a chance to work.
However, if the situation remains largely unchanged or if you did not find this booklet useful, you should speak to your GP who can tell you about the other options available which you could find helpful.
If you find yourself in an emergency, please seek urgent help.
How to spot the signs of anxiety
The best way to overcome your anxiety is to start including a range of different exercises into your daily routine. Our Anxiety Handbook has a range of activities to help, however our friends at Anxiety UK have created these free resources, which can help with more specific areas.
A panic attack is simply an exaggeration of the body’s normal ‘fight or flight’ reaction. You may experience an overwhelming sense of fear and anxiety.
When you are anxious you carry a lot of stress in your body. Using muscle relaxation techniques can lower your stress levels and help you to relax when you are feeling anxious.
Stress. All of us will experience it at some point, whether it be from their job, education or other responsibilities. This booklet will help explain how stress is caused and tasks you can do to help manage stress.