Anxiety UK actively promotes the inclusion of volunteers in all aspects of its work and recognises the vital role that volunteers contribute to the organisation.
There are currently over 500 volunteers throughout the UK carrying out roles for Anxiety UK in a wide range of capacities: counsellors, clinical hypnotherapists, infoline volunteers, self-help group facilitators, office administrators, technical support, PR and media volunteers, cognitive behavioural therapists, management committee members/trustees, community befrienders, specialist phone-in helpline volunteers, finance assistants and many more.
Supporting those with personal experience of anxiety disorders
Because Anxiety UK is a user-led organisation, we actively seek to recruit those with direct experience of anxiety disorders and recognise the invaluable role such volunteers play in being able to relate to and support others in similar predicaments.
We acknowledge that for many people living with anxiety or anxiety based depression, deciding to do voluntary work can often be a very big step and there can be many barriers that prevent people from taking up voluntary work. Anxiety UK’s office in Manchester has a warm, supportive environment and is entirely staffed by those with personal experience of anxiety and acts as informal transitional employment for those whose long-term goal is to get back into employment.