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WebChat: Anxiety Mon 11th July 4.30pm-5pm

Join us for a chat from 4:30pm on Monday 11th July 2016.

Are you feeling troubled by anxiety or worrying too much? Not sure who to talk to or where to get help. To find out more join this chat on Monday 4th July 4:30pm Р5pm to get advice from a healthcare professional, connect with other young people, ask questions, find answers and discuss.

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User has removed their details / 11 Jul 16:35

Becoming anxious is a normal part of life. During a test, going on a first date or starting a new job are all events which may make a person anxious. Sometimes though a person may become too anxious or become anxious at things that dont need it. Fortunatly there are things that a person can do to help at these times such as talking to others, breathing or listening to music. Can you think of any other ways to help?

User has removed their details / 11 Jul 16:40

I got really worried two days ago, felt dizzy and thought i was going to pass out.

RedDog / 11 Jul 16:43

I have tried talking to people about how i feel but i get embarrassed about it. I know what you mean about feeling dizzy, it makes me feel sick as well sometimes.

User has removed their details / 11 Jul 16:44

The physical effects of anxiety can be varied and worrying e.g. faster heartbeat, feeling sick and faster breathing. It is important to recognise that this is a normal part of anxiety and that these feelings will pass. Deep breathing is an immediate way of managing these symptoms.

RedDog / 11 Jul 16:47

How do i stop anxiety feeling in the first place? my friends dont seem to be bothered by it like i am

User has removed their details / 11 Jul 16:47

Im glad you have been able to talk to us about this and talking is a good start to help, finding someone safe to talk to to manage symptoms and thoughts. Sometimes talking helps to relieve the burden of what it making you anxious.

User has removed their details / 11 Jul 16:49

Anxiety is a normal experience as it is there to protect us, however it can feel overwhelming and make us avoid things.

User has removed their details / 11 Jul 16:50

Deep breathing is a good way to help calm your symptems down, a long deep breath. What has worked for people before?

RedDog / 11 Jul 16:51

thats good to know its normal, i just wish it would not happen to me.

User has removed their details / 11 Jul 16:51

Mindfullness, calming music, exersize....anything else?

User has removed their details / 11 Jul 16:52

I feel the same, I know a friend of mine goes swimming which has made a difference to her, but swimming's not my thing.

RedDog / 11 Jul 16:59

No swimming is not my thing either, i sometimes go for a walk with my dog, that helps a bit.

User has removed their details / 11 Jul 17:00

Sleep, food and drink are all really important in looking after yourself and managing anxiety. Exersize is also important, maybe try a new hobby. Why not keep a diary, especially after you have felt anxious to help recognise what triggers your anxiety but also to remind you of happy occasions. Find someone safe you can talk to to help share your worries. What is important to remember is that anxiety is normal and there are many ways to help, both on your own and with others.

User has removed their details / 11 Jul 17:01

Walking the dog is a really good idea, thankyou. You get exersize, some quiet time and try to talk to your dog, they are good listeners.

RedDog / 11 Jul 17:02

i sometimes keep a diary but then i forget to write in it for a few days but maybe i should really try that again, thank you :)

User has removed their details / 11 Jul 17:03

That's a really good idea, I think i will give that a try :)

User has removed their details / 11 Jul 17:04

Thankyou for that comment, different things work for different people and sometimes you need to keep trying to get it working well.

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