Can I tell you about Anxiety?: A guide for friends, family and professionals

Can I tell you about Anxiety?: A guide for friends, family and professionals


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Meet Megan - a young girl who has an anxiety disorder. Megan invites readers to learn about anxiety from her perspective, helping them to understand why she sometimes feels anxious and how this affects her thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Megan talks about techniques she has learnt to help manage her anxiety, and how people around her can help.

With illustrations throughout, this will be an ideal way to explore anxiety difficulties. It shows family, friends and teachers how they can support someone who experiences anxiety and will be an excellent way to start a conversation about anxiety, in the classroom or at home. Suitable for readers aged 7-12.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849055277
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 07/21/2014
Series: Can I tell you about...?
Pages: 56
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 7 - 12 Years

About the Author

Lucy Willetts and Polly Waite are Clinical Psychologists and BABCP-accredited CBT therapists who have extensive experience of assessing and treating children and young people with anxiety disorders within the Anxiety and Depression Pathway, Berkshire CAMHS and the University of Reading. They also undertake research with the aim of improving our understanding and treatment of anxiety disorders in children and young people and have both been involved in a range of treatment trials for childhood and adolescent anxiety disorders and written and lectured extensively on childhood anxiety.

Table of Contents

1. Introducing Megan who has anxiety problems. 2. What is anxiety?. 3. What is generalised anxiety?. 4. What is separation anxiety?.5. What is social anxiety or social phobia?. 6. Other types of anxiety?. 7. What I do when I get anxious. 8. How my body feels when I get anxious and how the anxiety affects my life at home. 9. How the anxiety affects me at school. 10. How the anxiety affects my friendships. 11. Why have I got anxiety?. 12. How I got help. 13. Treatments for anxiety: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). 14. Other treatments for anxiety: Medication. 15. How family and friends can help. 16. How my teachers can help me at school. 17. Other problems related to anxiety. Recommended reading, organisations and websites.

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