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Anxiety is a feeling of worry or fear that is experienced as a combination of physical sensations, thoughts and feelings.


All children and young people feel worried sometimes, and this is a normal part of growing up.  At certain points, such as on their first day of school or before an exam, young people may become more worried, but will soon be able to calm down and feel better.


Anxiety can become a problem when a young person feels stuck in it, or when it feels like an overwhelming, distressing or unmanageable experience.  If this kind of worrying goes on  for a long time, it can leave a young person feeling exhausted and isolated, and limit the things they feel able to do.


If your child is struggling with anxiety, there are things you can do to help them - including providing emotional support, working on practical strategies together and finding the right professional help if they need it.