Vacancy: Communications Officer

April 23rd, 2014

We require an experienced communications professional, who ideally has experience of the charity sector, to raise awareness of Anxiety UK amongst key target markets and coordinate the charity’s individual fundraisers. If you have enthusiasm, energy and drive then this is a great opportunity for you to use your skills and experience in a dynamic and growing charity that provides support to thousands of anxiety sufferers every year from all over the UK.

For more details and an application pack, click here.

Anxiety UK contributes to Student Minds’ ‘Guide for Friends’ resource, launched this week

April 10th, 2014

We were pleased to recently contribute to a resource for young people’s charity, Student Minds. The Guide for Friends was shaped by students’ own experiences and supports them to look out for their friends, ‘from starting a conversation to navigating the student journey.’ Read More »

Edge Hill event finds most people ‘panic’ at the thought of anxiety

April 3rd, 2014

We have joined forces with Edge Hill University students to raise awareness about anxiety. At a well-being day held on 27th of March, the team at the Anxiety UK stall asked every visitor to write down a word that they associate with anxiety.

The stall was extremely popular, with more than 80 visitors who were mainly students. The most popular answer when asked what word comes to mind when they think of anxiety was ‘panic’ (22%) and ‘stress’ (17%), which really shows how students are feeling at this time of year having to deal with various deadlines. Other surprising results included ‘shortness of breath’ (6%), ‘exams’ (4%) and ‘pressure’ (2.7%). Read More »

Mental Health Awareness Week adopts anxiety theme for 2014

April 1st, 2014

This years’ Mental Health Awareness Week will be held from 12-18 May and the theme will be anxiety. We are working closely with the Mental Health Foundation to encourage people to get involved in an effort to raise awareness and reduce stigma.

Conditions like panic, anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) are more common than people think – 1 in 5 people experience anxiety on a daily basis (ONS report, 2013) – and can be managed if treatment is sought early. According to the Centre for Mental Health, problems like anxiety and depression cost the economy around £105 billion a year. Read More »

Join Anxiety UK at Silverstone on 19 and 20 July!

March 27th, 2014

Following on from the success of 2013, Anxiety UK is once again teaming up with MRE Motorsport, sponsors of our Young Ambassador Cameron Twynham, to offer members/supporters, their friends and family a unique opportunity to meet one another, share experiences and enjoy a day at Silverstone Race Track. Read More »

Anxiety UK’s support for schools & students

March 20th, 2014

For the past 44 years, we have provided essential support to over a million individuals affected by anxiety. In recent years, we have established partnerships with other organisations (including the Teachers’ Support Network, The Pulmonary Hypertension Association and The Charity for Civil Servants) who wish to provide anxiety and mental well-being support to members.

In 2014, we will be prioritising working closely with schools in providing support for their students, teachers and staff. This is following on from an increase in enquiries from educational institutions in recent years, highlighting the effects of anxiety on students and teachers.

If you work in a school or are interested in the services we can provide, please download a copy of our Support for Schools leaflet.

Anxiety UK is seeking an experienced helpline & volunteer coordinator to join our team

March 12th, 2014

This exciting vacancy will suit an individual who can inspire and motivate volunteers while delivering a strategy to ensure our helpline services are delivered to the highest standard. To find out more about the vacancy and download an application pack, click here.

The deadline for appllications is 4:00 pm on 4th April.

Make good on your resolution to get fit, get involved & make a difference!

March 7th, 2014

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 »

Young people need help with anxiety – YouthNet & Anxiety UK warn of increase in demand for help

February 21st, 2014

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 »

Study finds ‘British workers among the most stressed in the world’

February 11th, 2014

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 »