The Young People with Anxiety Project
The Young People with Anxiety Project began in late 2007. Anxiety UK received a number of calls from concerned parents about how they could support their children with anxiety as well as how to protect them from passing on their own anxiety issues. We also had a number of calls from young people, who were unsure of how to get help, support or therapy. It seemed that their was a gap in services aimed at young people with anxiety with many being unable to access child and adolescent specialist services. We are lucky enough to have Dr Samantha Cartwright-Hatton, a leading expert in child anxiety, as one of our patrons and she acted as a consultant in the initial stages of the project.
It all began with 2 workshops, based in London and Manchester and was aimed at anxious parents. Following on from this, a series of 5 workshops across the UK were held. The workshops were aimed at therapists and professionals working with children and young people in a variety of settings. The worshops utilised the MacQuarie University ‘Cool Kids’ workbooks (an evidence based CBT program) and were hosted by Professor Ron Rapee from MacQuarie University, Sydney.We had fantastic feedback about the content and quality of these workshops.
The final stage of the project was to produce a booklet for parents and young people, along with a DVD aimed at schools. These are now available to download or purchase below. We would like to thank the Lewis Family Charitable Trust for all of their help and support on this project. Without them, the Young People with Anxiety Project would never have been undertaken.
You can purchase copies of any of these resources from the Anxiety UK shop by clicking the links below.
Stress and Depression (5-9) Information Video
Anxiety UK resources
Children And Anxiety Booklet
This booklet has been designed with information for young people and their parents/carers. It contains details about anxiety disorders, sources of help and support, how best a parent can help their child, along with information about how best to liaise with schools or get a SENCO assessment. The leaflet has been designed with 2 front covers, which will enable carers to use it with a young person as an initial guide to anxiety, and young people can use it to explain to their parents the ways that they can help them.
Statutory organizations and businesses (NHS Trusts, Council departments, Schools/College etc) – £6.00
Non statutory organizations – charities, voluntary groups, individuals – £3.00