Year 8 Understanding Anxiety WorkshopPosted on: 14/03/2022
The School’s Emotional Wellbeing Team delivered “Understanding Anxiety” workshops to two groups of Year 8s. The workshop included topics such as psycho education of anxiety, considering when anxiety is helpful and unhelpful, and ways to manage unhelpful anxiety.
Students engaged in a range of group discussions throughout the workshop. Discussion points included potential causes of anxiety, identifying anxious feelings, and helpful strategies to manage anxiety. Relaxation and grounding strategies were discussed, and students were given an opportunity to try these out within the group. Students also considered the link between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours, and their role in maintaining anxiety.