Anxiety & Resilience

Managing anxiety and building your child’s resilience

The three videos below are for parents and carers and offer some practical strategies and advice for supporting their children and young people to manage anxieties and build their resilience. The videos aim to first support parents and carers to understand the nature of stress and anxiety, introduce some theoretical models and then provide practical ways to help. The videos cover: how our bodies and brains respond to stress; challenging unhelpful thoughts; resilience and how we can help to build it; stress and anxiety management; self-care and relaxation. The concepts, approaches and ideas covered in the videos are relevant both generally and to the current global pandemic.

Section 1: An introduction to stress and anxiety

Section 2: Theoretical models and approaches to understanding stress and anxiety

Section 3: Practical ways to help


There are also some useful summary handouts linked below should you want to use them.

How to do Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Guided relaxation script

Unhelpful thinking styles

Summary of practical strategies

Trauma Reduction Infographic