A NEW Childline report from the NSPCC has revealed that more and more children are contacting the charity for help with anxiety.
Anxiety is a type of mental state where people feel high levels of fear or panic. It can affect how we cope day-to-day, but is not always obvious to other people.
The data revealed a 35% rise in anxiety in the past year, with 11,706 children and young people being counselled by Childline in 2015/16, compared to 8,642 in 2014/15.
The worrying news came with ChildLine’s 30th birthday on Sunday.
An increasing number of children and young people are being affected by the problem, with causes ranging from personal family issues to concerns about world affairs such as the EU referendum and the troubles in the Middle East.
In response, the NSPCC created a new webpage on the Childline website in September – ‘Worries about the World’.