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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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Over the years, we have been delighted to have been selected as Charity of the Year by a range of different organisations. The relationships we have built up through these partnerships have been mutually beneficial and valuable and have helped us gain much needed support. This year, Centre For Dentistry selected us as their Charity…

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When my husband and I decided to get a puppy we did our research and felt we were prepared, but when we brought home our 8 week-old puppy, Archie, I found myself completely overwhelmed. Getting a puppy made me even more anxious than usual. I felt like I was a terrible person for not being…

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Manchester, 13th June, 2018 – Anxiety UK, the UK’s leading anxiety, stress and anxiety-based depression charity, has partnered with videoDoc, online doctor service and digital health technology providers, to develop an online therapy platform and mobile app to amplify the digital reach of the charity’s network of registered UK therapists. The new service, “DOTS” (Digital…

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Anxiety Is Really Strange is a graphic novella by Steve Haines & Sophie Standing. We tasked our Participation Group volunteer Rachael with taking a look at the book and giving us her thoughts.  * * * * * “Anxiety Is Really Strange” – isn’t it just! As strange as it might be, it’s also incredibly…

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Image credit: @Plowey via twitter Martin Plowman, British GT racer and celebrity patron of Anxiety UK, has been featured in a recent edition of Motorsport magazine. Martin, who has previously been vocal in speaking about his own experience with anxiety, discusses how he has coped with being in the spotlight over the years. “In the…

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My Anxiety Handbook is an anxiety ‘survival guide’ for young people aged 12-18. Co-authored by psychologists and a young person with anxiety, it looks at the causes of anxiety and offers exercises to reduce the reader’s anxiety. The book includes chapters on sleep, exams and changes. Jessica, an Anxiety UK Participation Group volunteer, writes about her…

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William Pullen is a psychotherapist who helps people to work through their issues using his revolutionary method, Dynamic Running Therapy. Here he writes about the benefits of exercise and mindful running.    The physical and mental health benefits of exercise and sport are well researched but in my work as a psychotherapist I choose running to…

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