If you experience anxiety or panic attacks there are many things you can do to help yourself cope. These include:
•talking to someone you trust
•breathing exercises
•shifting your focus
•listening to music
•reassuring thoughts
•physical exercise- Rochdale and District Mind can help you access a variety of sports/physical exercise activities
•keeping a diary
•eating a healthy diet
•complementary therapies
•joining a support group - Rochdale and District Mind run various support groups to help people with anxiety issues

A common – and natural – response to anxiety is to avoid what triggers your fear, so taking any action might make you feel more anxious at first. It can be difficult, but facing up to how anxiety makes you feel can be the first step in breaking the cycle of fear and insecurity.