Press Releases

Did you know?

  • 1 in 6 adults in the UK have experienced a ‘neurotic health problem’, the most common being anxiety and depressive disorders.
  • More than 1 in 10 people are likely to have a ‘disabling anxiety disorder’ at some stage in their life.
  • An estimated 13% of the adult population will develop a phobia (a specific form of anxiety) at some point in their life.
  • 1 in 10 children and young people aged 5-16 suffer from a mental health disorder – that is around 3 in every school class.
  • Anxiety UK is the largest anxiety disorders charity in the UK, with over 6,000 members.
  • The Anxiety UK telephone helpline alone receives over 16,000 calls a year from anxiety disorder sufferers seeking support and advice.

Press release archive

New service to help schools manage student anxiety

Anxiety UK applauds American woman’s extraordinary efforts to overcome agoraphobia

Research shows anxiety disorders and anti-depressant use on the rise _04.01

Increase in GAD levels, reveals Anxiety UK

Mentoring programme receives ‘Approved Provider Standard’ in 1st year

Charity challenges you to Face Your Fears

Manchester charity’s snake & spider encounters workshop

Self-help pioneer named as Manchester’s Citizen of the Year

Gillian McKeith highlights stigma surrounding anxiety and phobias

Chilean miners highlight claustrophobia

AUK holds poetry competition

Newly appointed Director of Mental Health in North West visit

Anxiety UK secures Big Lottery funding to help people back into work