Katharine and Harold Fisher Anxiety Research Fund

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.

Year 2 Funding (2017-18)

Year 2 of the Katharine & Harold Fisher Anxiety Research Fund has now been allocated and will support a project that will focus on anxiety in the legal profession.  Further details of the study can be read here.

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