Stuart Jessup has raised more than £14,500 for mental health charities Sane and Anxiety UK in two walks around the coast of England and Wales and completes his momentous efforts this weekend in Chester, where he will be welcomed by Manchester based Anxiety UK. Read More »
An Augmented Reflection video, Let’s Talk about GAD, was shown for the first time in Belfast today to raise awareness of Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) – a little known but common mental health condition affecting over an estimated 50,000 people in Northern Ireland. Read More »
Anxiety UK extends support to Jonathan Trott as he leaves Ashes tour due to a ‘stress-related problem’
Anxiety UK today voices its concern for England Cricketer Jonathan Trott following his departure from the Ashes tour because of a ‘stress-related problem.’ Trott has commented in the press that he has been having difficulty operating at the level he has done in the past and is taking this break to ‘focus on recovery.’ Read More »
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Nearly half of people claim to have OCD related traits or behaviours, but how do you know when it’s really OCD?
benenden health and Mind will be answering this and other questions about OCD in a live Web TV show (Wednesday, 13th November at 2:00 pm) that will cover recognising the symptoms and traits of the condition, treatment options and the risks of ignoring the warning signs in both yourself and others. Read More »
As we mark National Stress Awareness Day today, we are reminded of the importance of taking care of ourselves to minimise the effects stress. “Stress is normal and everyone will experience it from time to time,” explains Anxiety UK CEO, Nicky Lidbetter. “But it’s important to ask for help if you feel like you can no longer cope.”
According to recent research by Insurance Company AXA, stress levels have doubled in 4 years. And statistics from the Health and Safety Executive suggest that in 2011/12 10.4 million working days were lost due to stress, anxiety and depression. Read More »
Around 7,000 teenagers will this week receive questionnaires in a trial of a new national survey on their health and wellbeing. The “What about YOUth?” survey is aimed at 15-year-olds and will examine topics such as smoking, emotional well-being, diet and physical activity, drugs, alcohol and bullying. Read More »
Following Labour’s pledge today to make mental health counselling a right and Conservative’s recent ’40 Policy Ideas from the 40′ document, pledging greater choice of psychological therapies and early intervention for children, Anxiety UK is hopeful for a future where mental health is given the same status as physical health.
“It’s very encouraging having the major parties recognise how important investment and early intervention for mental health difficulties is,” explains Anxiety UK CEO. Read More »
As we reach the end of half-term, we are reminded that the time away from school is not always a good one. For some children and young people, the change in routine can spark anxiety and we have heard from a number of parents this week and last who are worried about their child. According to ITV’s This Morning, who yesterday discussed the issue of children’s mental health, 10% of children and young people now suffer from a mental health disorder. Read More »
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.