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.

Anxiety UK and the CIOB Benevolent Fund team up to offer more member support

The CIOB’s Benevolent Fund, set up in 1992 to support CIOB members struggling with employment or finance issues, is teaming up with Anxiety UK to offer a new service to members. The partnership with the award-winning charity will deliver a specialised programme of support for all CIOB members and their families to help those living…

How you CAN get through Post-Natal Depression

by Melanie Rowe I sat in a room separate from my days-old daughter Mollie, my second child, not able to hold or feed her. I didn’t know why I felt incapable of the things that were supposed to come naturally to a mother; I just knew that I couldn’t look after her. I imagined running…

Panic Attacks: How it has changed my life

by Halima Ahcene Djaballah In 2013 there were 8.2 million cases of anxiety in the UK. In which 20% of adolescents experience mental health, there is no doubt that that figure is ever growing. Being 24, I can safely categorise myself as part of that percentage. Anxiety is not something that has a clear label…

What is anxiety?

By Kim Barrett It feels like a scratching, itching through every layer of your skin through to the marrow of your soul. Every position, every movement, every thought, every facet of your life is utterly wrong. The rising mountain right in front of you is insurmountable and endless. But step away, out of your body…

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….