Anxiety UK News Section

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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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Perfectionism. Having high standards for ourselves inspires us to do the best we can, approaching life with motivation and ambition. Perfectionism can be healthy in this regard, but when it becomes unhealthy and turns into ‘clinical perfectionism’ (sometimes referred to as ‘dysfunctional perfectionism’) it can cause serious problems. It is associated with different mental health…

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Mental health awareness is crucially important and those familiar with the work of Anxiety UK will know how deeply we care about confronting the issue of anxiety-based depression in our society. For mental health awareness week 2018, the theme is ‘stress’, something that intrinsically linked with anxiety and something that must be tackled. Stress is…

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In 2016/17 stress, depression and anxiety accounted for 40% of all work-related ill-health cases. A staggering statistic, especially since this totals around 12.5 million sick days. More than ever, it is important that companies are able to recognise the signs of stress in their workplace and are able to support their employees. What are the…

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Growing up with anxiety, particularly levels of social anxiety, made me think I would never be able to take part in the same life everyone else would. The mental image I created of a career; of the businesswoman presenting to a room of people, would set off complete panic and I thought I would always…

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