Shropshire Council

Anxiety and worry in children

Below are some services that can help parents, children and professionals when a young person is suffering with anxiety.


Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Mind campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Mind offer a wide range of services to support people suffering with a mental illness from publications, helpline, and online support groups as well as face to face support groups. Below are some of the services they provide.

What do Mind offer?

Local support groups - find yours

Shrewsbury Mind
Suite 3 and 4, Observer House, Holywell Street, Shrewsbury SY2 6BL
Phone: 01743 368647
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 9am - 5pm

Services provided:

  • Befriending scheme
  • Counselling
  • Support groups
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Women's groups and services
  • Self-harm support group

Mind also offer a wide range of ways to make contact to gain support.
Find out more about how to cope with anxiety and panic attacks.

Kooth - Online Counselling and Emotional Wellbeing platform

Kooth is a safe and anonymous online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use. Children and young people can create an anonymous account and chat online to a counsellor from Monday to Friday 12noon to 10pm and from Saturday to Sunday 6pm to 10pm.


Elefriends is a supportive online community where you can be yourself. We all know what it's like to struggle sometimes, but now there's a safe place to listen, share and be heard.

Young Minds

YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. Driven by their experiences we campaign, research and influence policy and practice.

What do Young Minds offer?

Anxiety information – factsheets, support, advice

Contacting YoungMinds - YoungMinds does not offer advice to young people – the helpline service is for parents or carers worried about a child or young person.
Call (for general enquiries about YoungMinds): 0207 089 5050
Parents helpline - Parents can call for advice and support regarding their children.
0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)

If you're struggling with how you feel and need to talk, these organisations are there to listen. Don't suffer in silence - pick up the phone, drop them a line or visit their websites. Contact one of the organisations below:

Rethink Mental Illness

Since 1972 we have been challenging attitudes and changing lives, helping people living with conditions like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, personality disorders and more to recover a better quality of life. About anxiety disorders

Other contact details
0300 5000 927 Advice Service open 10am to 2pm Mon to Fri (local rate call)
0121 522 7007 Supporter care (general enquiries) open 9am to 5pm Mon to Fri

Anxiety UK

Anxiety UK is the nation’s leading anxiety disorders charity, with more than 40 years of making a difference to the everyday lives of those affected by anxiety. The charity has won a number of high profile awards, including the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service for its dedication to those affected by anxiety.

Anxiety UK has a range of services available exclusively to members, including access to reduced cost therapy. Above all, membership offers a community of like-minded people who provide support and understanding for anyone experiencing problems as a result of anxiety.
Tel: 08444 775 774 (open Monday to Friday 9.30- 5.30)
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Moodjuice is designed to help you think about emotional problems and work towards solving them. Emotional problems are often the mind and body’s way of saying that something needs to be changed in our life. This is not a Shropshire service but does have some useful information.

Moodjuice is an internet based self-help resource which does not have the facility to offer tailored advice or signposting for individual circumstances. The team is focused on the maintenance and development of the online resources and website itself. They are not able to offer specific advice or support.

Shropshire anxiety clinic

The Anxiety and Stress Clinic normally operates at the Holistic Clinic and Spa, Ludlow or The Old Post Office, Upton Magna (near Shrewsbury) although treatment can be provided elsewhere by arrangement.

As well as Anxiety treatment you will find a wide range of other treatments that you may find useful. Treatment is provided by our therapist Robin Benie. Robin is an NLP practitioner, Life Coach and a registered Hypnotherapist.

No Panic

No Panic is a registered charity which helps people who suffer from Panic Attacks, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and other related anxiety disorders.
Helpline: 0844 967 4848  
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