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Mild Anxiety

Mental Health

Mild Anxiety Pathway

Anxiety can be seen in most classrooms and often feels debilitating for the young person suffering. It can lead to generalised anxiety disorder and clinical depression and may be the cause of poor attendance and an inability to engage with school work, socialising, or family life. On this pathway, the counsellor will help the young person explore their anxiety before it escalates.

The student will learn to recognise triggers for their anxiety, strategies to manage it, as well as support building their self-esteem and resilience. This improved confidence should lead to improved engagement in all aspects of their school and home life.

Length of treatment

6 sessions delivered weekly


None required

Referral Criteria

  • Recently developed anxious symptoms (less than 6 months)
  • Nervous or avoidant behaviour
  • Expresses feelings of worry and panic
  • Has started avoiding activities or social situations
  • Catastrophises things, worrying about the worst-case scenario
  • Visibly distressed or irritable
  • Changes in memory, concentration or decision-making

What we will work on

  • Explore the root of the anxiety in order to challenge negative thoughts and associations
  • Develop a range of strategies to recognise triggers of anxiety and enable them to cope with their experiences
  • Build self-esteem and resilience in order to cope long-term with anxious situations.

What we want to accomplish

  • Lower anxiety levels (as measured on YP Core 10)
  • Reduction in symptoms
  • More able to cope with anxious situations
  • Improved self-esteem and resilience
  • Improved attendance and engagement with learning

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