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Two of the country’s leading user-led anxiety charities have called for a greater focus to be placed on the country’s mental health as they report a huge surge in demand for their services and calls to their helplines in relation to the COVID-19 outbreak. OCD-UK report call volumes have increased by over 35% since the…

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LOVE IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS A relationship survival guide for couples in isolation together By Natalie Rossiter, Dip Couns MBACP accred   If you are cohabiting with your partner during this pandemic, already you have probably spent more time together in the same space than ever in the history of your relationship. This experience…

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Thoughts from space on confinement and isolation By Helen Sharman, first British Astronaut – March 2020 Helen Sharman, CMG, OBE, HonFRSC became the first British astronaut as well as the first woman to visit the Mir space station in May 1991. Here Helen very kindly shares some of her tips and techniques for dealing with…

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After being poorly a few years ago, I have lived with severe and sometimes crippling health anxiety. This fear has influenced every aspect of my life from work to my social life and relationships. For a long time, I felt as though it controlled everything, but, after extensive counselling and CBT, I finally felt like…

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For those already living with stress or anxiety, the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19 (or coronavirus) may be particularly difficult. In normal life, many of us have a bank of coping strategies, such as going to the gym, meeting up with friends or keeping busy with hobbies and work. In such uncertain and worrying times, many…

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Sam Cartwright-Hatton, Professor of Clinical Child Psychology. Abby Dunn, Research Fellow. University of Sussex, and Sussex Partnership NHS Trust. It’s a worrying time, isn’t it?  At the Flourishing Families Clinic, we spend all our time thinking about how parents can raise happy, confident children, when they themselves are anxious. At the moment, you don’t have…

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The constant information that we are all receiving regarding COVID-19 (also known as coronavirus) is enough to worry any of us but can specifically cause challenges for those with live with anxiety on a day to day basis/have a pre-existing anxiety condition. With self-isolation being so heavily suggested for anyone who that is exhibiting any…

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Prevalence rates of anxiety disorders are documented as being higher in women in National Statistics[1] As a therapist this was something that I remember being stated in my training as well.  However, it seems that there is a lack of research into why this might be the case. As a woman I came up with…

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This year Anxiety UK is proud to be celebrating its 50th year of operation and of providing high quality and accessible support for individuals experiencing anxiety, stress, anxiety based depression, phobias and other anxiety related conditions. In 1970, the charity’s founders, Katharine and Harold Fisher established The Phobics’ Society from their home in Chorlton, Manchester…

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