Most children get anxious at times, this is a normal part of their development as they grow up, each child has different levels of stress they can cope with. Some people are just naturally more anxious than others and are quicker to become stressed or worried.
In ELSA we understand the importance of talking about the child’s worries and the need for this to be done in a safe environment with a member of staff they trust.
We often use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) this helps children to understand their thoughts, feelings and behaviour and supports them to think about things differently. CBT has been proven to help with mild to moderate anxiety and is quite commonly offered to young people who are anxious.
They may also learn some techniques to help them relax.
Advice from Young Minds website for anxiety – support for parents
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