Managing Anxiety

  • Anxiety is a normal human response to stressful stimuli
  • Everyone experiences some level of school life / exam anxiety
  • Exam and school life anxiety may be a problem if you notice you are:
    • Feeling tense or worrying a lot
    • Not sleeping well or having issues with your appetite
    • Not enjoying activities you have before
  • Managing your worries happens in a series of steps:
    • Notice the worry
    • Decide if you can do anything about it
    • Make a plan and/or…
    • Let the worry go! (this is where relaxation and distraction techniques are key)
  • Remember to look after yourself, keep a positive attitude and keep perspective on the situation.

Here are a few top sites to visit for information:

There are also some good apps that you can download on your mobile phone:

  • Headspace app; Mindfulness meditations.

  • Smiling Mind app; Mindfulness activities – measures mood before and after activity

  • SAM app; Help for anxiety now – activities including calm breathing and mood tracker

  • Molehill Mountain app; help with self-managing anxiety, designed for and with autistic people.

  • NHS have an up-to-date list of apps to support people of all ages with their mental health: Mental health apps - NHS (

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