Most people will have given up their New Year resolution by now. Maybe yours was to get fit, get involved or give back. Well, March is a perfect time to make good on those plans that seemed so possible back in January.
We know we say it A LOT, but we couldn’t continue our work without the support of our members and donors. You really do make a difference to our work and our ability to be there for thousands of anxiety sufferers every year. Read More »
In the week following the announcement of a new quality standard aimed at improving care for people experiencing anxiety disorders*, two leading charities have released figures indicating a sharp increase in the numbers of young people needing help.
Anxiety UK, which supports people living with anxiety, and YouthNet, the national online charity for 16 to 25 year olds, have both seen increased demand for their online services supporting young people during January 2014, as compared to the same time last year. Read More »
A report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has found that more people are out of work with mental health problems than any other country in the developed world. High stress and a long-hours work culture have led to high numbers of people seeking disability benefits due to mental health difficulties – currently at 40 per cent. It is estimated that this costs the UK economy £70 billion a year. Read More »
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) today releases their anxiety disorder quality standard, which aims to improve the quality of care and support for children, young people and adults with anxiety disorders.
Anxiety disorders are incredibly common yet recognition of them, particularly in primary care, is poor, leading to many not receiving the support they need. And when people do seek support from their GP, treatment is often limited to the prescription of medication. Read More »
Charitable legacies are the foundation for many good causes in the UK and are vital in continuing their work. 74% of the UK population support charities and when asked, 35% of them say they would happily leave a gift in their will once family and friends have been provided for. In reality, however, only 7% actually get around to doing it.
Legacies, no matter how small, can make a huge impact to the work that we do at Anxiety UK. Read More »
Anxiety UK today joins other mental health charities in welcoming the Government’s plans revealed yesterday to provide greater support to those affected by mental health issues. Waiting times and patient choice have been targeted in the Government’s plans to put mental health treatment on a par with other care. Read More »
We have two places for April’s Greater Manchester Marathon available and are looking for runners who want to take part, get fit and give back. With only 54m of elevation, the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon in Trafford is the flattest marathon course in the UK. It is also potentially the fastest, allowing you to potentially achieve a new personal best. The route is lined with thousands of spectators and loads of entertainers to make your marathon experience truly world class! Read More »
Today Anxiety UK adds its voice to other mental health charities, including Sane, Rethink Mental Illness and the Mental Health Foundation, in calling for greater understanding and recognition of mental health problems in young people. Conditions like panic, anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) are more common than people think – affecting 1 in 4 people over the course of a year – and can be managed if treatment is sought early. Read More »
Anxiety UK’s new fundraising pack is now available, just in time for everyone to make good on their New Year resolution to get fit, give back and get involved! There are countless events you could take part in, whilst enjoying the warm fuzzy feeling of helping us to support thousands of anxiety sufferers every year. To download the pack, click here. And for more information about raising funds for us, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A recent study which found that high achievers are at risk of conditions like anxiety and depression due to their inability to switch off the internet and stop working outside of office hours, highlights the fine line between healthy and unhealthy use of modern technology, say Anxiety UK. The study, reported in The Telegraph this week, echoes findings from an Anxiety UK study in 2012 into the mental health consequences of too much technology use. Read More »