Anxiety UK, the country’s leading anxiety disorders charity, has welcomed the judgement in a landmark ruling that people with mental health disorders are being disadvantaged when being assessed for to claim sickness benefits.
The ruling handed down against the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) by the three-judge tribunal panel concluded claimants with mental health problems were being placed at a substantial disadvantage. Read More »
A prompt diagnosis of social anxiety disorder is crucial in ensuring people access the most clinically and cost effective treatment, according to NICE.
Social anxiety disorder, which has been called ‘social phobia’ in the past, is one of the most common of the anxiety disorders, affecting around one in ten people. Read More »
Helplines Partnership rebrands to enforce its representation of the helplines sector across the UK and internationally, following the merger of Mental Health Helplines Partnership (mhhp), The Helplines Association (THA) and ICIS : information for life.
Many of our member helplines were established as far back as the 1970s – some even began operating in the1950s. Since then helplines have increased in number, variety, and non face to face channels (such as telephone, email, SMS, social networking and instant messaging). The number and diversity of helplines led to the establishment of THA in 1996 as an umbrella organisation, to raise standards and promote training across the helpline sector. Read More »
To promote Mental Health Awareness Week (13-19th May), The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) has partnered with Anxiety UK, the country’s leading anxiety disorders charity to launch a joint research project and increase awareness of how traditional acupuncture can help those with anxiety disorders.
The project, which launches this week, aims to gather greater information about how anxiety affects the lives of millions of people in the UK, coping strategies of sufferers and insights from BAcC acupuncturists into trends and patterns seen in clinics across the UK. Read More »
Anxiety UK, the country’s leading anxiety disorders charity, say changes to the government’s welfare reform agenda and housing benefit are having a seriously detrimental affect on their levels of anxiety.
The introduction of Personal Independent Payment (PIP) for 16-64 year olds on or after 8 April 2013 and the reduction of housing benefit for those who live in a property deemed to be under-occupied – the so called “bedroom tax” – have contributed to growing levels of anxiety and stress. Read More »
Cameron is hoping for another winning weekend
Anxiety UK ‘s Young Ambassador Cameron Twynham travels to Portimao in Portugal this weekend confident of continuing his winning start to the European F3 Open campaign.
The 17-year-old student from Market Harborough scored Copa Class victory in the first of two races held at Paul Ricard last time out behind the wheel of his Team West-Tec Dallara F308, helping him lie second in the standings after the opening weekend. Read More »
Anxiety UK, the country’s leading anxiety disorders charity, has launched its Stress Tips phone app on the new BlackBerry 10 platform today (Monday 29th April, 2013).
After its initial launch in 2011, and updated with new features last year to coincide with World Mental Health Day, Stress Tips has helped thousands of anxiety sufferers and has received glowing praise from users around the world. Read More »
A ‘Relaxathon’ at the Forum in Norwich this weekend (Sunday 28th April 2013) offers local residents the opportunity to chill out while also supporting the country’s leading anxiety disorders charity, Anxiety UK.
Hosted by stress consultant Judy Reeves the free drop in session will run from 11am until 3pm on Sunday and will offer a selection of relaxation and wellbeing techniques to help people unwind, feel calmer and sleep better. Read More »
Anxiety UK Young Ambassador Cameron Twynham kicks off his 2013 European F3 Open campaign at Paul Ricard this weekend eager to make a strong start to his Copa Class title bid with Team West-Tec.
The British youngster is making his championship debut at the former French Grand Prix venue but can at least call on the experience gained during his Winter Series appearance there in February. Read More »
A supporter of Anxiety UK, the leading anxiety disorders charity in the UK, has launched a unique fundraising initiative selling photographs online for as little as just one pound.
A former professional photographer who once ran a small photography service in the South East of England, Matt is no longer accepting paid assignments preferring to concentrate on his charity work. Read More »