Mental Health Delta Division

Child and Youth Anxiety

Parents may notice that their child seems nervous or fearful. This may be related to a stressful event, such as performing in a school play or writing an exam. In such situations it is normal for a child to worry or feel nervous. It can even help the child memorise their lines or study longer for a test. Children or teenagers may have a problem, however, if they are frequently nervous or worried and find it hard to cope with any new situation or challenge. Rather than being just “nervous,” the way they feel is better described as being “anxious.” Anxiety is defined as a feeling of worry or unease. When the level of anxiety is great enough to interfere with a child or young person’s everyday activities, we call this an Anxiety Disorder. Anxiety disorder is a psychiatric condition that may require medical or psychological treatment.

Sleep Hygiene
Relaxation
Checklist of Cognitive Distortions
Worried Self-Talk
Overcoming Fears Through Exposure (teen guide from Anxiety BC)
Negative to Positive Thinking
School Accommodations to Assist Anxious Children
Mood-Enhancing Prescription (Activity Plan)
YMCA Teen Mindfulness Group (Supporting teens 13-17)
YMCA Youth Mindfulness Group (Supporting young adults 18-30)
YMCA Mind Fit Program

  • The YMCA Mind Fit Program is a group-based program that supports teens 13-19 who experience mild-moderate symptoms of depression
  • Two-part program includes a group wellness visit delivered by a mental health clinician and a group-based physical activity component delivered by a physical activity specialist
  • This program will be delivered at the Tong Louie Family YMCA in South Surrey starting in September 2018
  • https://gv.ymca.ca/Programs/Health-Management/MindFit

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