Dealing with Anxiety

Anxiety can be described as a “feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome”. It can strike any of us at any time, and it’s a completely natural response to a dangerous or threatening situation. For carers it can be particularly difficult to manage, as you may be faced with new or uncertain situations.

Help for anxiety

Here you can find information about anxiety and links to useful resources to help you manage periods when you feel anxious.

There are lots of resources online to help support you through periods of anxiety. We’ve listed a few here:

NHS – anxiety, fear and panic

NHS – Every Mind Matters – anxiety

NHS Inform – Dealing with anxiety

Mind – Anxiety and panic attacks 

Is there someone I can talk to?

Mind offer a number of useful phone numbers on their website to help you manage anxiety treatment and support.

Youi may also find speaking to other carers in a similar situation useful. You can find information on our Carer Support Groups page.