Resources for managing anxiety
You may need more support than what we can put in this series. If so, you can contact Planned Parenthood Toronto if you live in or near Toronto to make an appointment for mental health support, including free short- and long-term counselling (call to set up a consultation and to access resources). You can also visit their online list of mental health resources (ppt.on.ca/mental-health/), or speak to a supportive healthcare provider, parent, teacher, or school support staff.
General Anxiety Support Links:
- Web-based tools and resources from anxietycanada.com
- Anxiety Canada’s My Anxiety Plan (MAP) anxiety management program: maps.anxietycanada.com and MindShift phone app.
- Web-based tools from Algonquin College
- Workbooks from Queens University
- bigwhitewall.ca – online self-help programs and community
Breathing and Meditation Support:
- iPhone/iPad App – Breathe+
- iPhone/iPad App – Relax
- iPhone/iPad App – Pranayama
- YouTube – Relax & Breathe
- Headspace Meditation app
Green spaces in the GTA:
It can be helpful to spend time in nature to decrease anxiety symptoms. This can include spending time in greenhouses, in plant stores, in public parks, at the waterfront and more. Here are some free or low-cost options to spend time in natural, green spaces in the GTA:
Remember, every small step you take is amazing. It is about progress, not perfection. The process of managing anxiety is lifelong for many, and it gets easier with time, practice and effort. Keep doing the best you can.
This series contains things you can do that might help you to cope with and manage anxiety. Other pages in this series include:
- What is anxiety?
- What can I do about my anxiety? – Physical State
- What can I do about my anxiety? – Thoughts
- What can I do about my anxiety? – Behaviour
If you have questions about this topic, feel free to contact one of our peer educators. [Link]