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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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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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