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The Anxiety Survival Guide: Getting through the Challenging Stuff
Gallagher, Bridie, Sue Knowles, and Phoebe McEwen | Illustrated by Emmeline Pidgen
Jessica Kingsley Publishers / Softcover / 2019-10-01 / 1785926411
Anxiety, Phobia & Panic
price: $24.95
208 pages
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Co-written with psychologists and a college student who has experienced anxiety herself, this is a relatable and straightforward guide to managing worry in emerging adulthood. As well as providing tried-and-tested advice and exercises that are proven to reduce feelings of anxiety, it includes recovery stories from people who have managed their symptoms successfully.

It begins with what is difficult and challenging about young adulthood and how you can deal with uncertainty in life. It goes on to examine change and challenges, giving tips about what can help in specific scenarios such as exams, relationships, leaving home, and job interviews. The guide also includes strategies and techniques for coping with panic attacks; self-care; and calming your mind.

The guide uses a range of evidence-based approaches, including CBT, DBT, Compassion Focused Approaches and Mindfulness so you can work out the techniques that are best for you. The signposting included throughout guides young adults towards further support. This is essential reading for any young person experiencing anxiety, worry or going through a difficult transition or stressful experience.


The anxiety survival guide has helped me understand the decisions I make and how they affect my behaviours allowing me to take a new approach to deal with anxiety and begin living life, not just surviving through the real world situations that all of us face in adulthood.
— Anna-Louise Edwards, Expert by Experience

The Anxiety Survival Guide is a great read, full of helpful and practical ideas to support young people navigate the transition to adulthood and better understand the impact this has on their mental health, reminding us all it is OK to not be OK.
— Julie Bentley, Chief Executive of Action for Children

Full of evidence-based advice, practical tips and exercises, this book is a great resource for the university and college sector. Not only is it an invaluable self-help guide for students, those who support students professionally or those studying to be mental health professionals should also find it useful.
— Steven Pryjmachuk, Professor of Mental Health Nursing, The University of Manchester

This is an excellent practical and down to earth guide to managing anxiety for young people and young adults. It's full of brilliant tips and is realistic about the challenges of implementing them. A must read for those experiencing anxiety as they transition to adulthood.
— Jo Steer, author of Supporting Kids & Teens with Exam Stress in School

Bridie, Sue and Phoebe are friendly and practical in their approach and provide a wide range of questions and suggestions which will boost the understanding, skills and confidence of any young adult living with anxiety.
— Dr Pooky Knightsmith Mental Health Advisor, Author Speaker & Educator Vice Chair - Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition

About the Author:

Dr. Bridie Gallagher is a Senior Psychologist working for the NHS to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people in the secure estate.

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