Here we have compiled a collection of resources for all ages to look through if you are struggling with stress and/or anxiety, whilst you are waiting for a conversation to start.
Shout's 'Little book of coping skills'
Whether you’re feeling anxious, stressed, worried, overwhelmed or low, our 'Little Book of Coping Skills' has plenty of tips and techniques you can try to help you feel calmer and refer back to whenever you need them.
For: All Ages | Anxiety Support and Information | Anxiety UK is a leading charity supporting those suffering with anxiety. They offer information phone lines, a text line service as well as numerous options and support options via their website.
For: All ages | PDF worksheet | Grounding exercises | Self help tool | Worry and anxiety support.
101 Grounding Techniques
For: All Ages | Blog and Information | Blog page with a page on 101 Grounding Techniques.
For: All Ages | GIF | Coping Skill | Breathing exercise visual aid for anxiety or panic attacks.
Anxiety self help guide
For: All ages | PDF | Interactive workbook to learn about anxiety and how to cope with it.
Pzizz app - NHS
For: All ages | Sleep | smartphone app | The Pzizz app helps you quickly quiet your mind, fall asleep fast, stay asleep, and wake up refreshed. It uses beautiful "dreamscapes" – a mix of music, voiceovers and sound effects designed using the latest clinical research – to help you sleep better at night or take power naps during the day.
Grounding technique to help with anxiety
Grounding techniques for when you're feeling anxious or overwhelmed.
Tips for mindfulness
For: All ages | Mindfulness tips and techniques | Video
Tips if you're struggling to sleep
Some tips to help you if you're struggling to sleep
For: All Ages | Use this mood journal to take note of how you're feeling over a two week period. Save the picture to your phone and colour in how you feel each day. Once it’s completed you can use it to compare to previous weeks or show it to a GP, therapist or parent to start a conversation about mental health.