Blue Ribbon Allied Health Services

Child Anxiety

Anxiety Services for Emotional Support

Children and young people occasionally experience worry and anxiety, just like adults do. However, if your child’s worry is starting to impact their wellness negatively, they may require assistance. At Blue Ribbon Allied Health Services, we know that growing up can present many difficulties and stressors, some of which can cause anxiety and emotional distress in some kids. Our Child Anxiety Services are committed to offering thorough and sympathetic support to children experiencing anxiety.

Understanding and Managing Anxiety

A child may be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder if they do not outgrow the common anxieties and worries accompanying growing up or if there are too many fears and worries to function normally at home, school, or playtime. Children experiencing anxiety may have difficulty managing their emotions and may exhibit changes in behaviour, avoidance of certain situations, or physical symptoms such as headaches or stomach aches. Early identification and intervention help children navigate their anxieties and build resilience.

Types of Anxiety in Children

Child anxiety can manifest in various ways, each with its traits and challenges. The following are the most typical types of child anxiety:

Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) involves excessive fear about everyday situations or events. Children with GAD may have trouble controlling their worries and be overly concerned about their performance, safety, or well-being.

Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) Separation Anxiety Disorder

Separation Anxiety Disorder is identified by excessive distress when separated from a primary caregiver or loved ones. Children with this anxiety may fear being alone or worry that something worse will happen to their loved ones.

Social Anxiety Disorder

Social Anxiety Disorder revolves around intense fear and discomfort in social situations. Children with this anxiety disorder may avoid social interactions and struggle with public speaking or meeting new people. Social phobia can drive children to avoid school.

Specific Phobias

Specific Phobias involve extreme fear and avoidance of specific objects or circumstances, such as heights, animals, or certain places. These phobias can significantly disrupt a child's daily life and activities.

Symptoms of Child Anxiety

Recognising the signs of child anxiety is necessary for early intervention. Common symptoms may contain:


  • Excessive worrying or fear
  • Avoidance of specific situations or places
  • Physical complaints (e.g., headaches, stomach aches)
  • Restlessness or irritability
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Trembling or sweating in anxiety-provoking situations

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