Worry is a normal part of life, but sometimes you can worry too much and it can stop you from feeling happy.
Anxiety describes our feelings when we are uncomfortable or frightened. Lots of things can cause anxiety, such as pressures at school, problems getting on with your family or friends, or anything else that happens that causes you stress.
Sometimes you may feel low and as a teenager it’s really normal for your moods to go up and down. However suffering from depression is different. If you feel that your moods are affecting your ability to sleep, or your appetite and you’re struggling to feel happy at all, then it may be worth talking to somebody about how you are feeling.
Speak to your school nurse or a member of our online care team, who you can chat to in confidence.
You can find more information about anxiety and depression at MyMind.org.uk.