The Nurturing Anxiety Programme
It is estimated that one in every six children is experiencing anxiety at any one time. Anxiety is the main mental health condition that adults approach their GP about, and parents of children with additional needs report high levels of anxiety and stress. Despite the high number of children and adults suffering with anxiety there are still many stigmatised opinions of this condition and it can be almost impossible to access appropriate support and treatment. The understanding of anxiety is also flawed as invisible mental health conditions go under the radar and children experience trauma as symptoms are often missed or ignored.
This three-week programme is written and delivered by Jodie Isitt, an autistic parent of three autistic children who all experience anxiety to some degree and Laura Kerbey who is a professional, supporting children with anxiety and other emotional regulation difficulties. Whether you are an anxious adult or a parent of anxious children this programme will provide invaluable tips, and effective support and strategies delivered in a truly empathetic way by people who really understand.
In week 1, Jodie and Laura will discuss anxiety and the way that it can affect us as adults.
In week two Laura and Jodie will discuss anxiety in our children.
In this final session Jodie and Laura will remind you of ways to recognise your anxiety and the internal negative thoughts that can keep us in a negative cycle of anxious mood.