Blog

We are now open to receiving guest blogs that focus on any aspect of anxiety, stress and anxiety based depression and which should be submitted to blog@anxietyuk.org.uk

The guidelines for blog you wish to submit can be read here

However, please note we cannot guarantee that a blog will be published and that all blogs are subject to a review process.

Anxious & Abroad: How I Pushed Through Anxiety & Traveled the World

by Gilad Gamliel I planned my first international trip when I was 23. I was living in Texas and just beginning to venture outside my comfort zone when I decided to say screw it and push the limits. Two years prior I had been diagnosed with OCD and Moderate Anxiety. I’d been relieved by the…

Anxiety and grief, a mother’s story.

by Janet Pullin According to the charity Mind, 1 in 4 people will suffer from a mental health problem at some point of their lives, and yet there is still an element of taboo about the subject or admitting that you are the 1 in 4.  I had my fair share of ups and downs…

What to expect for your child in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) – guest blog

What to Expect in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) by Dr Jacqueline Sperling, PhD You have decided to pursue CBT for your child with an anxiety disorder, and understandably, it can be anxiety-provoking not knowing what to expect.  Below is what to anticipate from someone, who practices CBT. Collaboration  CBT is a collaborative treatment.  You and…

Improving service user experience in adult mental health services

Kathryn Mason, Head of Hospital Inspection (mental health), discusses the work CQC is undertaking to improve the quality and safety of mental health services. Listening to the experiences of people who use adult mental health services is vital to our work to improve the quality and safety of these services. Last year, the Care Quality…

Top Ten Tips for Beating Dental Phobia

Dentists are a friendly bunch, so it’s surprising to learn that around half of the UK population has a dental phobia according to statistics from the Oral Health Foundation. Even more surprising is that dental phobia beats fear of heights, snakes and the zombie apocalypse to take number-one spot on the nation’s list of scaries….

Mental health and travel report launched

Operators of transport such as buses and trains need to do more to support people with mental health difficulties to help them travel, a new survey has revealed. A survey of 385 people who responded to an online survey investigating the relationship between mental health and travel led to Prof Roger Mackett’s report on the…

Anxiety UK’s top tips for managing exam stress

Exam season can be a daunting and worrying time for many students and can lead to increased anxiety and stress, especially if you have never been through the experience of sitting formal exams before. Here at Anxiety UK, we would like to share our top tips for managing stress and anxiety to help you manage…

 TfL urges Londoners to offer up their seats as research shows it still makes one in four people ‘feel awkward’

TfL urges Londoners to offer up their seats as research shows it still makes one in four people ‘feel awkward’ Priority Seating Week reminds customers to ‘look up’ and consider others when travelling Almost a third of passengers believe that they should only offer their seat if they are in a ‘priority seat’ Distinctive new…

What progress are we making to transform our population’s mental health?

Professor Gillian Leng, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Health and Social Care at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence – NICE – provides her view of the newly published NICE impact report on mental health. Mental health conditions are the largest single cause of disability in the UK, with one in 4 adults experiencing a mental health condition…