If you are spending too much time worrying about certain situations or things that are happening to you, however, it can start to have a negative effect. This can happen to anyone, for example Adele has spoken out in the past about her own anxiety and how it’s affected her ability to perform.
If anxiety is affecting your day-to-day life and if you are feeling anxious too often or for too long, it’s a good idea to talk to someone you trust – whether a teacher, parent, carer or your best friend. If you prefer there are people who are trained to support young people in Leeds – find out more here.
Signs and symptoms
MindMate help and advice
Top tips, resources and advice from MindMate
Stop, listen & relax
We’ve put together some MindMate relaxation recordings which you can access on your phone through headphones to help you calm down and relax – or in bed to help you get ready for sleep.Listen to meditations
Tips for de-stressing
We all feel stressed from time to time, but what do we do when it all gets a bit much? When you feel like it’s overflowing, how can you get on top of things?Go to tips
Use the Stresspot game to find out what’s filling your stress bucket, and what might help stop you from overflowing with stress…Play stresspot
Are you getting enough sleep? Could you improve your sleep to stay healthier and happier?Go to page
Do you need help to take control of your mind and feelings? Mindfulness could be your new best friend.Go to page
Read some young people’s blogs related to anxiety and stress
Some links you might find useful which get the thumbs up from MindMate
The Market Place are running online anxiety workshops exploring signs, symptoms and practical ideas for coping.Find out more and sign up
In Hand (app)
Free app suggesting activities to help you feel happier and more in control – for moments of anxiety or low mood.Go to app
Short film produced by The Mix, helping you understand your panic triggers.Go to YouTube
Information about stress and anxiety, including symptoms, managing anxiety and panic attacks.Go to Childline
Are you upset by the news?
It’s important to know that you are not the only one and it’s OK to have those feelings. BBC Newsround gives some advice.Go to Newsround
Top tips and videos to help you de-stress, plus practical advice to help you revise and prepare.Go to BBC bitesize
A fun and easy to use intro into 10 minute meditation – offers a free 10-day trial. More features available with subscription.Go to app