Anxiety is our body’s way of informing us that something is not quite right. It is a normal part of life and is a natural response to our environment. It is often a vague unpleasant emotional state, accompanied by feelings of apprehension, dread, distress and uneasiness. It is very important to note that anxiety is NOT fear. Anxiety is intangible and object-less; Fear is very specific.
Symptoms of anxiety can or may include:
- Easily tired
- On edge/restless
- Sleeping poorly
- Muscle tension
- Difficulty concentrating
Most of the above symptoms can be considered normal responses at different times depending on your environment. They may not always indicate that you suffer from anxiety. However, if you are worried please contact your GP and consider discussing your symptoms with a trained counsellor.
Charities & Support Groups
National charities and support groups for this issue:
Parents Helpline 0808 802 5544 Monday - Friday 9.30am - 4pm
Charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.
We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities