Growing Happy, Healthy Young Minds
Edited by Dr Ramesh Manocha & Gyongyi Horvath
To read the full chapter go to Volume 1, chapter 4, pp. 53-63.
Professor Jennie Hudson
Dr Anna McKinnon
Clinical Psychologist, Centre for Emotional Health, Macquarie University
This chapter will provide an overview of anxiety problems in adolescence and is for parents, teachers and other adults who have contact with adolescents who could be experiencing an anxiety disorder. Readers will gain an understanding of what anxiety is, what causes anxiety problems, how to recognise when anxiety becomes a problem, and what to do to receive support.
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Brave Program: online CBT program for kids and teens with anxiety www.brave-online.com
Cool Kids Program: skills-based program for kids, teens and their parents on how to better manage anxiety in children http://www.mq.edu.au/about/campus-services-and-facilities/hospital-and-clinics/centre-for-emotional-health-clinic/programs-for-children-and-teenagers/expandable-information/cool-kids-program
Mindshift App: evidence-based smartphone app to assist teens and youth cope with anxiety https://www.anxietybc.com/resources/mindshift-app
If you need urgent mental health support please visit our general supporting resources page [link to page] to contact the relevant service.
Centre for Emotional Health, Macquarie University www.mq.edu.au/ceh
Headspace – Understanding Anxiety: https://www.headspace.org.au/health-professionals/understanding-anxiety-for-health-professionals/
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