How to deal with anxiety

Hear from Gavin, a GP, about how you can deal with anxiety

What Gavin suggests


  • try to exercise every day (if you can)
  • cut down on alcohol and caffeine
  • consider joining a support group
  • get a good night’s sleep
  • talk to your GP about how they can support you

Related resources about anxiety

Find out more about why you’re feeling anxious or panicky and what that feels like.

Read SAMH’s booklet to understand more about anxiety.

Daylight is a free app and program to help tackle anxiety and worry.

Contact your GP practice if:

  • you want to speak to someone about your mental health.

If you need urgent help you can phone 111 and choose the mental health option to speak to the mental health hub. In an emergency phone 999.

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