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 »
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 »
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.