Katharine and Harold Fisher Anxiety Research Fund

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About the Fund

Over the years, Anxiety UK has supported researchers with a range of research projects by assisting for example, with participant recruitment through to collaborating directly on large research projects focused on improving treatment and services for people experiencing anxiety, stress and anxiety based depression. Anxiety UK is keen to develop and expand its interest and support for research into such conditions and in 2015 launched the ‘Katherine and Harold Fisher Anxiety Research Fund’, named after the charity’s founders.


Information on 2nd year of funding and how to apply

Building directly on the success of the first year of operation of the Katherine and Harold Fisher Anxiety Research Fund, we are now seeking applications from researchers for year 2 of the fund (2017-18) to help further our understanding of anxiety, stress and anxiety based depression with the objective of improving outcomes for our client group.

To apply please complete the Expression of Interest Form and return to ceo@anxietyuk.org.uk by 31st March 2017.

Additional information:

  • Whilst we welcome proposals on any aspect of anxiety, stress and anxiety based depression, projects that are aligned with Anxiety UK’s strategic objectives for 2020 will be prioritised. Key areas of interest for Anxiety UK include:
    • Nutrition and anxiety
    • Inflammation and anxiety
    • Accessibility of public (and other) services and anxiety
  • Joint applications with service user and/or carer groups are particularly welcomed
  • The size of the fund available is up to £5000
  • The research project must be completed within a year of receiving funding with progress reports submitted throughout the lifespan of the project, as required, to Anxiety UK
  • For further information contact: ceo@anxietyuk.org.uk


Previous Fund Recipients

The Institute of Mental Health was the first to successfully secure funding from Anxiety UK’s ‘Katharine and Harold Fisher Anxiety Research Fund’ to further develop peer support training for people with Anxiety.

This exciting research project started in October 2015 and was aimed at further understanding what peer support should look like for people who are unable to attend traditional face to face groups or training because of their anxiety.

A summary of the report can be read here and the full report can be read here

Further details of the Institute of Mental Health’s project can be read here