What is anxiety?
Anxiety is more than just feeling stressed or worried.
Anxiety is when unpleasant feelings of uneasiness, fear or worry don’t go away.
Anxiety is a problem when it starts to impact on:
- Doing everyday activities
- Study or work
- Doing things you enjoy
How do I know if what I’m feeling is anxiety?
Some things people with anxiety feel are:
What are the physical symptoms?
Your body also tells you when it’s feeling anxious. You may have:
Shortness of breath
Tense or sore muscles
Fatigue or bursts of energy
What can I do to manage anxiety?
Different things work for different people. Here’s some stuff you can try to help you control your anxiety:
What else can I do?
Anxiety can be tough to deal with on your own. Gather a support team around you. With some help you can get better!
Here’s who can help:
- A trusted friend or family member who can encourage you
- Kids Helpline counsellor
- Psychologist or social worker
"You don’t have to let anxiety control your life.
With help you can learn how to overcome it".
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