Children and youth with anxiety frequently experience excessive worry, nervousness, and irrational fear making it difficult to enjoy life. Below is a list of resources that can be helpful in understanding those experiences as well as how to support those around you.
Anxiety Canada provides information about anxiety for Canadians. Youth, parents, and professionals have access to many resources, including videos, articles, and a self-help section.
Kidshealth.org has a wealth of information about anxiety written for kids, teens, and parents. Search anxiety to be taken to many relevant easy to understand articles.
Worry Wise Kids
Worry Wise Kids is on a mission to
improve the quality of life for anxious children and their families by providing parents, educators and mental health professionals with comprehensive, user-friendly information on the full range of anxiety disorders.
National Institute of Mental Health
For an excellent overview of anxiety disorders check out the page by the National Institute of Mental Health.
MyHealthAlberta has a wealth of information about anxiety. Simply search the term 'Anxiety' in the search bar to be taken to many articles, among which is a detailed topic overview
To access free online resources that teach adolescents stress management visit MindMasters.
This site provides a free program to help children under 6 develop lifelong stress management skills.
About Kids Health - Anxiety: Overview
The Hospital for Sick Children has a child health information website. There you can find a page with information about anxiety.
This page is also available in French, Arabic, Chinese Simplified, and Urdu.
For information about obsessive-compulsive disorder check out the OCD Information Prescription
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A childhood anxiety disorder specialist examines all manifestations of childhood fears, and guides you through a proven program to help your child back to emotional safety.
Little piggies slow down and calm down thus making it easier to deal with whatever comes their way. This endearing book explains and teaches meditation techniques to children.
Teaches school-age children cognitive-behavioural techniques to reduce and overcome anxiety, fears, and worry, through writing and drawing activities and self-help exercises and strategies.
This book challenges our instincts about how to help fearful kids and offers a concrete plan with seven key principles and exercises to change the children's and the parental patterns of thinking and behaving.
This guide offers proven effective skills based in cognitive behavioural therapy.
Casey knows all too well how worry can interrupt fun, ruin school, and take control of a family. Casey tells stories, offers exercises, and describes her Solving the puzzle approach.
This guide presents various types and symptoms of anxiety disorders and provides detailed lists, skill exercises, sample dialogues, and case studies, including a chapter and tutorial written specifically for children.
This book describes anxiety-caused behaviour patterns and gives advice on how to help children cope with anxieties, including information on anxiety problems unique to youth.
Created for teens, this workbook provides simple activities to deal with the day-to-day challenges anxiety brings. Teenagers will learn strategies to recognized and cope with anxious thoughts throughout their lives.
Thank you to our friends from Calgary Public Library, Mood, Anxiety, and Psychosis Services and Healthy Minds/Healthy Children - Outreach and Continuing Education for their contributions.
This material is designed for information purposes only. It should not be used in place of medical advice, instruction and/or treatment. If you have specific questions, please contact your doctor or appropriate health care professional.
For more information contact the Child Health Information Specialist at 403-955-7745 or email@example.com