Anxiety can be broadly defined as “a feeling of worry about something with an uncertain outcome” however it can exhibit itself in a variety of ways. In 2013 alone there were 8.2 million cases of anxiety in just the UK, highlighting how prevalent this disorder is.
This part of our toolkit examines a range of areas relating to anxiety including; the effect anxiety has on the body, how to challenge negative thoughts and helpful tips on overcoming anxiety!
The first part of this section is a helpful video with highlights how our bodies are programmed to respond to anxiety-provoking situations. Check it out below and let us know what you think!
When anxiety occurs it is often difficult to know what to do and how to deal with the situation. Here are some helpful tips to help you deal with anxiety personally or to help others when they face it!
Finally, one of the important steps in tackling anxiety is challenging the negative thoughts which arise as a result. This is often one of the most difficult parts of anxiety but here is a helpful diagram identifying questions you can ask yourself when faced with anxiety.