Middle years


Find the right tool to help you

Once you have explored the causes of your worry or anxiety then it is time to do something. Knowing what causes you to worry or to be anxious is the first step. While you may not always be able to change the cause of your worry or anxiety there are many things you can do to help you feel better. 

You will find there are some tools that work for everything on the anxiety scale – for worry, fear and anxiety disorders. Some tools work when you are simply feeling a bit unsettled and some work if you are feeling completely undone.

Maybe one tool will suit you more than another and sounds like it is something you would like to try, or maybe there are several tools you can try. You don’t have to try them all. Choose the tools that feel right for you.

Choose any of the toolkits below or on the right that you want to learn more about.

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    Express yourself
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    Problem solving
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    Time out to worry or be anxious
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    Relaxation & Mindfulness
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    Accept or fight?
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    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
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    What are you thinking?
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    Thinking record
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    Check yourself
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    Who to see and what type of therapy to have
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    Helpful contacts
Created on 19/08/2013 | Updated on 10/12/2015
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