Our primary aim is to promote the relief and rehabilitation of persons suffering with anxiety disorders through information and provision of self-help services. We also strive to advance awareness of the general public in the causes and conditions of anxiety disorders and associated phobias.
We support anyone affected by:
- Panic attacks/disorder
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Social Phobia
- Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
- Tranquilliser Problems
- Other Phobias such as fear of blushing, heights, vomiting, spiders, HIV, cancer, heart disease, being alone, public speaking, thunderstorms, dentists, death, school, confined spaces, etc.
Anxiety UK’s services include national helplines that are staffed by volunteers with personal experience of anxiety, access to talking therapies, a community of support and advice and a Manchester peer mentoring service.
The charity works regularly with external agencies and healthcare professionals to improve services for those living with anxiety disorders and campaigns to raise awareness of anxiety disorders. Additionally, Anxiety UK offers volunteers the opportunity to gain additional skills, confidence and experience in a supportive environment.
Anxiety UK receives more than 15,000 calls to the helpline and requests for support via email each year and more than 30,000 new visitors to their website a month. Since 1970, the charity has provided essential support to more than 1 million people throughout the UK.