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Support for children & teenagers with anxiety

For most children, anxiety is normal and will occur at various times throughout life. But for some, persistent anxiety can cause genuine distress and interfere with daily life. There are different types of anxiety, and all are treatable with the right treatments and support.

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Anxiety symptoms

Anxiety varies in severity for each child and can affect them both physically and mentally. Common anxiety symptoms in children and teenagers include:

  • Persistent worry or fear
  • Restlessness
  • Concentration problems
  • Appearing irritable
  • Becoming tearful and clingy
  • Angry outbursts
  • Having bad dreams
  • Avoiding everyday activities
  • Waking up in the night
  • Feeling nervous or restless

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It can be hard to know when to seek support for your child. The earlier you do, the sooner we identify and address the underlying causes of anxiety and provide techniques to help them live more comfortably.

A free, confidential call could quickly put your child on the path to regaining control. Talk to a qualified professional today.

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What causes anxiety in children?

Children's natural ability to cope with stress and anxiety varies, with some being naturally more anxious. Key events, such as school changes or life transitions, can also trigger anxiety, while children with other conditions, such as ADHD or autism, are prone to anxiety issues.

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Different types of anxiety

There are different types of anxiety disorder. On the surface, they can look and feel similar, making it hard to distinguish one from another. Whatever your child is experiencing, we can help them overcome their challenges and regain control. Types of anxiety disorder include:

  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Phobias
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Separation anxiety
  • Agoraphobia
  • Stress
  • Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)
  • Substance-induced anxiety disorder

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How do we help children & teenagers with anxiety?


Speak to us about your concerns

Contact us to help us understand your worries for your child.


Receive treatment options

We'll listen before clearly explaining our recommendations on the most effective treatment for your child.


Start personalised treatment

Depending on the severity of your child's symptoms, we may recommend a psychiatric assessment or suggest talking therapy such as CBT.

Help your child live a more comfortable and fulfilling life

If you have any concerns about your child, it's important to have them seen by a trained professional.

We offer a safe and confidential space for your child to express their thoughts and discuss their worries. Take the first step today.

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