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Anxiety research

External Research projects

Below is a list of research projects currently underway which are recruiting participants. If you are interested in getting involved with any of these projects, please contact the researchers direct. Please note, Anxiety UK cannot take responsibility for any treatment or experience that participants may undergo should they choose to participate in any research project listed on this site.

Genetic Links to Anxiety & Depression

Exciting new opportunity to engage in anxiety/depression research

Depression and anxiety are common but complex disorders whose research needs very large sample sizes. The Genetic Links to Anxiety and Depression (GLAD) study launches this September and aims to recruit >40,000 individuals. Anyone age 16 years or older who has experienced anxiety or depression during their lives can join this recontactable database to facilitate future research. Participants will also join a national Mental Health BioResource and contribute to the largest ever single study of anxiety and depression.

How can I take part?

All enrollment takes place online at our website, An online animation explains the consent process with more detailed information in text format. Once you have provided consent and completed an online questionnaire you will be sent a saliva DNA sample kit to enable genetic studies.

We really hope you will join us in this important endeavour.

Contact: [email protected]

Ends 29/01/2028

Volunteers required for research on Anxiety in Parkinson’s

The research team at University College London and King’s College London are looking to better understand what symptoms of anxiety people with Parkinson’s experience. They have now completed recruitment of people with Parkinson’s and are now only looking for people without Parkinson’s. 


20 people without Parkinson’s,

  • aged between 65 and 75 years old,
  • who may or may not be experiencing feelings of anxiety such as worry or restlessness

The research team is particularly looking for people from ethnic minorities to take part.


You will be invited to 4 research visits over the space of a year at the research centre in London or online from home.  At each visit, you will complete a series of questionnaires and take part in assessments.

Interested in taking part?

If you’d like to take part from home, you can contact the research team at [email protected], [email protected]

The deadline for taking part in this research is 31 December 2023.


31 December 2023

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