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Webchat: Anxiety: Monday 7th November 4.30-5pm

Join us for a chat from 4:30pm on Monday 7th November 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 7th November 4:30pm – 5pm to get advice from a healthcare professional, connect with other young people, ask questions, find answers and discuss.

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Jo Bates / 7 Nov 16:32

Hello and welcome to today's chat which is on Anxiety.

Anxiety is experienced by all and can be a positive as well as negative experience. 

What experiences have you had?

Jo Bates / 7 Nov 16:36

Anxiety is an emotion which usually involves an element of worry and fear.

Jo Bates / 7 Nov 16:38

Does anyone have an understanding of how Anxiety can effect you physically?

Jo Bates / 7 Nov 16:46

Physical signs can be as simple as sweating,feeling hot, heart racing to wanting to vomit and panicking.
this experience can be overwhelming and scary, however, this is a normal response to an unsafe feeling or situation.

Jo Bates / 7 Nov 16:48

You may experience these feelings if you are also excited i.e your birthday

Jo Bates / 7 Nov 16:52

T his is known as the fight, flight or freeze response.

Jo Bates / 7 Nov 16:57

if you do feel that the anxiety you are experiencing is overwhelming, please try the following.....
Regulate your breathing by taking a deep breath, hold for a few seconds and then breath out...
relaxation this could use mindfullness techniques...music...or even eating chocolate
a safe trusted person who you can talk too...
exercise....
Any other ideas? It's always worth trying something new!

Jo Bates / 7 Nov 17:04

Thank you for observing, remember Anxiety is a normal response and if you are worried and need support please talk to your parents or a responsible adult. Don't forget you can link in with your School Nurse, GP and mentors / Teachers at School.
Take care be safe :)

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