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 »

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