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Anxiety

Anxiety is our body’s way of informing us that something is not quite right. It is a normal part of life and is a natural response to our environment. It is often a vague unpleasant emotional state, accompanied by feelings of apprehension, dread, distress and uneasiness. It is very important to note that anxiety is NOT fear. Anxiety is intangible and object-less; Fear is very specific.

Symptoms of anxiety can or may include:

  • Easily tired
  • On edge/restless
  • Irritable
  • Sleeping poorly
  • Muscle tension
  • Difficulty concentrating

Most of the above symptoms can be considered normal responses at different times depending on your environment. They may not always indicate that you suffer from anxiety. However, if you are worried please contact your GP and consider discussing your symptoms with a trained counsellor.

Charities & Support Groups

National charities and support groups for this issue:

Young Minds

www.youngminds.org.uk
Parents Helpline 0808 802 5544 Monday - Friday 9.30am - 4pm

Charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.

Mind - For Better Mental Health

www.mind.org.uk

We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

 

Mental Health Foundation

www.mentalhealth.org.uk

Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities

 

Samaritans

www.samaritans.org
FREE Helpline 116 123
Email jo@samaritans.org

The Samaritans provide 24 hour, confidential, emotional support for anyone in crisis.

Anxiety UK

www.anxietyuk.org.uk
Helpline: 08444 775 774 (Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5.30pm)

Provides support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.

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