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Self-help strategies for Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Self-help strategies for Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Click the link below to download a PDF guide from Anxiety Canada. Worry Handout.pdf (668kb)

The Worry Tree
The Worry Tree

Click on the link below to download a diagram that outlines ways to deal with worry Worry Tree.pdf (57kb)

VIDEO: Reframing anxiety 
VIDEO: Reframing anxiety 

This is a video from The Social by BBC Scotland. Esther De La Ford explains what anxiety is and how to manage it. She talks about ‘reframing anxiety’ to navigate it.

VIDEO: Tips for dealing with panic attacks and anxiety
VIDEO: Tips for dealing with panic attacks and anxiety

This is a video from The Social by BBC Scotland. Caragh shares her experiences and gives examples of exercises that help her manage anxiety and panic attacks.

Tolerating Uncertainty
Tolerating Uncertainty

Dealing with uncertainty is an unavoidable part of daily life. Because we can’t see the future, we can never be certain about what exactly is going to happen day to day. Research has found that people vary in their ability to tolerate uncertainty. That is, some people are okay with having a lot of uncertainty in their lives, and other people cannot stand even a small amount of uncertainty.

Tools to help you manage your worries
Tools to help you manage your worries

There are lots of things that can help you manage your worries. Here are some helpful habits to have a go at:  Write down a list of your worries. Sometimes just writing things down can clear your…

Tips on managing change in our lives
Tips on managing change in our lives

We all have to cope and manage with change in our lives for lots of reasons. Here are some tips and thoughts on navigating through a period of change.

Relaxation
Relaxation

If you feel tense a lot of the time, you can try learning some relaxation skills, as these should be helpful.

Computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a psychological therapy based on the relationships between what we think, what we do and how we feel. CBT teaches you how to recognise and tackle problems in the here and now, rather than in the past.  

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