Check in with yourself and others

Seek support

The number one way to help yourself when you have anxiety is to get connected with people you feel comfortable and safe with. You could join a group, participate in a sport, volunteer.


There are many internet programs to help with anxiety such as moodgym –

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and feel comfortable with. That way you will feel okay about talking to them when you are having a difficult time.

Score your anxiety out of 10

Sometimes it can help you to know how anxious you really are. A quick test is to assess your anxiety level out of 10. If you are a 9 or 10 out of 10 it is pretty high. If it is 5 you are anxious but not over the top, and 3 or lower is approaching calm.

Test yourself throughout the day. Sometimes it is a pleasant surprise to know you are low and if you are high you can try a tool from the toolkit.

Created on 28/08/2013 | Updated on 10/12/2015
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