7 ways of helping someone with anxiety

Me and Dizzy seem to have ended up doing a little series of posts on anxiety. A few months ago we did a post on 10 things about living with anxiety and then last month 7 tips for coping with anxiety To finish off our mini series we have decided to do a little post on 7 ways in which you can help someone you may know who has anxiety. 🙂

  1. Let them know that they can talk to you.


2. Ask how you can help and be encouraging.


Dizzy says that the best way to help is to give someone ginger nut biscuits or make them brownies. She just needs to then remember not to eat them all herself! 🙂

3. Encourage them to seek help.

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Dizzy and her donkey friends have been doing their research on the different places where help is available. 🙂

4. Don’t get frustrated and don’t give up hope with them.


5. Be there for them and let them know you are there for them anytime.


Dizzy’s very good with this one. I’m suspicious she’s more interested in looking at the photo of herself on my phone though. 🙂

6. Spend time with them.


7. Don’t expect quick changes. It takes time.

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These are mine and Dizzy’s ways of helping someone with anxiety. 🙂 Do you have any too that you know or have used yourself? 🙂 xxx

59 thoughts on “7 ways of helping someone with anxiety

  1. Positively Alyssa says:

    Brilliant post as always! Fantastic tips on how to cope with anxiety. I am a very anxious person but really have tried to get better at relaxing more. I think maybe I should try making brownies like Dizzy does, maybe that would make a huge difference!! Much love to you, Dizzy and Dizzy’s friends for always bring a smile to my face!!!

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  2. anne leueen says:

    Such a lovely post and a helpful one as well. I understand Dizzy’s like for the brownies or biscuits. I have found that going to see a friend who suffers from anxiety with a teapot and chamomile tea and honey has helped and then just stay with the friend until they feel a bit better. On one occasion it did not help and the person had to go to hospital. I think that in an extreme case like that supporting them in a decision to go to the ER is good and to go with them and stay until they are seen or admitted.

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  3. Bakshi Ji says:

    Very nice ways . Liked all. One way I want to say is :- Always think that I am not alone , God is with me. Think about those , whose condition is worst than us , that will console us automatically that , I am far better than them. Thank God ! 🙂

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  4. Bianca says:

    These are wonderful tips! As someone that struggles with anxiety, I wish more people in my life knew about this stuff so they can work with me on this, rather than me feeling alone. I need a supportive friends like Dizzy.

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    • dinosaursdonkeysandms says:

      Thank you Bianca. xx It is such a hard thing to live with and the small things that others do does make a difference. I’m sorry that you’re having to feel alone with it. If you even need someone to chat to, me and Dizzy are always here. 🙂 xxx


  5. youniquespoiltfaces says:

    Fab tips 😉 I have suffered with anxiety from time to time and its not pleasant but also for people around you they do not know how to handle it so great for a family / friend too

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