We all feel a bit anxious and under pressure at times. Some examples are, before an exam, meeting new friends, being unsure about your sexuality, or trying to fit in. Normally we are able to cope with these feelings, but when the levels of pressure become too much this then leads to a person being stressed and suffering from anxiety that begins to affect a person’s daily life.

As a result the anxiety can sometimes make it difficult to go to out with friends, attend school, or take part in activities that you would normally take part in. It is important to remember that anxiety affects people of all ages, and is very common.

For more information please see Anxiety & Stress in Teenagers or Childline.