Spider phobia affects up to 6% of us and those who suffer from it are easy targets from pranksters, particularly during Halloween. For some people this condition can be very troubling and distressing.
To help those affected by spider phobia, Anxiety UK is working with Virtually Free, a UK-based technology start up that develops apps to improve emotional health. The company is providing their Phobia Free app for free until 31 October for those who would like to address their phobia in our Halloween Face your Fear Challenge.
People with spider phobia are asked to get family, friends and neighbours to sponsor and support them to confront their fear for Halloween. All donations will go to Anxiety UK so we can continue our work to combat these conditions.
Donations to Anxiety UK can be made by post, via http://www.justgiving.com/stressfreeapp/, or by texting INCY31 £(amount) to 70070. Alternatively entrants can create their own donations page at www.justgiving.com for friends and family to sponsor them.