Meet Megan - a young girl who has an anxiety disorder. Megan invites readers to learn about anxiety from her perspective, helping them to understand why she sometimes feels anxious and how this affects her thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Megan talks about techniques she has learnt to help manage her anxiety, and how people around her can help.
With illustrations throughout, this will be an ideal way to explore anxiety difficulties. It shows family, friends and teachers how they can support someone who experiences anxiety and will be an excellent way to start a conversation about anxiety, in the classroom or at home. Suitable for readers aged 7 upwards.
'This clearly-written, short book provides valuable information for family members, friends and teachers of children who are experiencing anxiety problems. It includes excellent and helpful summaries about different types of anxiety and suggestions about why some children develop anxiety problems and the type of treatment that might help.'
- Susan H Spence, Professor, School of Applied Psychology and Australian Institute of Suicide Research and Prevention, Griffith University
1. Introducing Megan who has anxiety problems. 2. What is anxiety?. 3. What is generalised anxiety?. 4. What is separation anxiety?.5. What is social anxiety or social phobia?. 6. Other types of anxiety?. 7. What I do when I get anxious. 8. How my body feels when I get anxious and how the anxiety affects my life at home. 9. How the anxiety affects me at school. 10. How the anxiety affects my friendships. 11. Why have I got anxiety?. 12. How I got help. 13. Treatments for anxiety: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). 14. Other treatments for anxiety: Medication. 15. How family and friends can help. 16. How my teachers can help me at school. 17. Other problems related to anxiety. Recommended reading, organisations and websites.