Did you know your browser is out of date?

To get the best possible experience using our website we recommend that you upgrade to a newer version or other web browser. IE8 is no longer supported. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below. Click on the links to get to the download page.


It’s normal for people to feel a bit stressed sometimes. Some people react much more strongly to stressful situations than others. It becomes a problem when this stress reaction gets in the way of being able to think clearly or do things easily.

You should get some extra support if you notice they:

  • Constantly worry about something
  • Feel worried or afraid for no reason
  • Avoid activities or situations because they are too stressful
  • Constantly check and recheck to make sure something is right
  • Have panic attacks- rapid heartbeat, unable to breathe, feeling dizzy and extremely scared or anxious all at once

Let them know there is help available and they don’t have to feel like this all the time. Help them book an appointment with a doctor, who can refer them to a counsellor.

For more information for young people on anxiety, including a self-test and self-help tools and strategies, head to The Lowdown.

Latest Blog Comments

Latest Facebook Updates

  • Common Ground shared Iosis's post.
    If you haven't heard of Iosis yet, look over their amazing programmes and opportunities for families to strengthen their bonds and learn practical ski... View on Facebook
  • Common Ground shared The Spinoff Parents's post.
    Have you heard about the show #13ReasonsWhy? The young people in your life are almost certainly watching it and they might want to talk to you about i... View on Facebook
  • Prince Harry has shared his experience coping with the loss of his mother in a moving new interview. It doesn't matter how long ago someone has lost ... View on Facebook