It’s a word that floats around quite a lot, but what is anxiety exactly? Anxiety refers to feelings of unease, worry and fear. For parents, it can manifest in worrying that something will happen to your baby or that they will be taken away. There is no one specific type of anxiety, but in this second part of our Anxiety Course we speak to lots of parents who have suffered with different signs and symptoms, so if any of this sounds familiar it might be time to start thinking about getting some help.
Does any of this sound like you? You can take our anxiety quiz to find out if you need help here.
And don’t forget we have a wonderful Support Group that you can post anonymously in to receive personalised advice from Emma and our trained parent helpers. Head on over here.
Be sure to check back to our Anxiety Course page for all the other helpful tip videos which will be posted in the coming weeks.
Emma goes into more detail about each of these in the video, but the main signs and symptoms to look out for are…
1. You worries are out of proportion
2. You suffer from ‘catastrophe thinking’
3. You avoid social situations
4. Your worries feel really distressing
5. Your symptoms happen regularly
6. It’s hard to go about everyday life
Taking part in this video:
Our Tiny Tribe
Production music by www.epidemicsound.com