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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…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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by Rebbecca Murray I have just finished my undergraduate degree and am currently studying for a master’s in child and adolescent mental health at university. When I was in my teenage years that was when my anxiety disorder seemed to be too overwhelming to deal with everyday life. It was things like going to a…

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We know many people can feel anxious over the Christmas period and become especially anxious about social gatherings during the festive period; it’s quite common. People who experience anxiety and particularly social anxiety can feel pressure to attend the various social engagements and commitments that Christmas brings. This can lead to increased feelings of anxiety….

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By Professor Francis Smith of Medserena Upright Open MRI Centres We conducted some research recently and were surprised to find that nearly a third of people in the UK suffer from claustrophobia at some point in their lives.  This fear of small spaces seems to be worse for women, affecting 36%, compared to 27% of men….

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Guest blog written by Sophie Proctor on behalf of NatWest Helping Students Combat Stress For the majority of students, university is their first time living away from home, away from all the comforts they’re used to. This alone can cause feelings of anxiety, which are then heightened by meeting new people, in an often unfamiliar city,…

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