There are different types of anxiety that CAMHS can support you with:

  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Social anxiety
  • Health anxiety
  • Panic disorder
  • Separation anxiety
  • Specific phobias
  • Selective mutism

We also have a page on obsessive compulsive disorder and body dysmorphic disorder. 

It is very normal to feel worried, nervous or anxious at different times in our lives, especially when facing unsettling situations such as moving school or sitting an exam. These situations can make us experience physical sensations within our body, including:

  • a racing heart
  • shortness of breath
  • feeling sweaty  
  • feeling shaky
  • feeling sick

Anxiety is not always a bad feeling; it can sometimes help to keep us safe or can motivate us to perform better. However, sometimes our worries can last for a long time and make us feel overwhelmed, affecting our wellbeing and everyday life in a negative way.  If this is the case, you can soon feel better with some support. If there is something specific causing you anxiety, for example if you are experiencing bullying, exam stress or parental separation, see if you can be supported to make changes to the situation.