It is normal to feel anxiety in some situations in life and some people experience anxiety more than others. There are times though when we can feel overwhelmed with anxiety and so we need to find productive ways of working with the anxiety we feel.
In March 2020 our lives were turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic and many people are still feeling the effects of the pandemic in their lives today. If you have anxieties about coronavirus then there are some excellent articles with very helpful advice on the Every Mind Matters coronavirus page which you can visit using the button below.
There are many different possible causes of anxiety and sometimes it can be hard to know exactly why we feel anxious. Here are some of the main causes of anxiety:
- Negative thoughts relating to yourself, those around you or the wider world
- Experiences from early on in life
- Problems with relationships
- Picking up anxious behaviour from someone close to us
- Work stress
The above are just some examples of what might be causing us to feel anxious. It could just be there are lots of things on our mind and we can’t quite pin down what is causing us to feel anxious.
Here are some tools that can be used to look into why you are feeling anxious and what action you can take to try and overcome the anxiety you feel.
Get your own personalised action plan for simple tips to help your mental wellbeing with the Mind Plan tool, which can help give you ideas on dealing with anxiety productively.
Use the Good Thinking anxiety quiz to help you find the right apps to help with your anxiety.
Here are some options for further support including for those times when you feel you need to speak to someone urgently.
If you feel like your anxiety is getting on top of you and you would like local support you can contact Hounslow IAPT by clicking on ‘Local support’ above. Alternatively, you can call NHS 111 or make an appointment to see your GP.
If you are feeling overcome with anxiety and you feel the need to talk to someone as soon as possible then you can always call The Samaritans 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on 116 123 on any phone.