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Anxiety

Mental Health Awareness Week: Self-care for your mind and body
Awareness Days
6 Mins
May 13, 2024

This Mental Health Awareness Week is all about 'movement'. We know that exercise is good for our physical health, but it also has a significant impact on our mental health and overall wellbeing.

Feeling anxious when you wake up?
Anxiety
8 Mins
May 7, 2024

Although you might not be able to control whether or not you feel anxious when you wake up, you are in charge of how you react to it - you can choose not to let it ruin or define your day.

Recognising nighttime anxiety
Sleep
8 Mins
April 29, 2024

Anxiety and sleep problems often go hand-in-hand. Research shows that between 24% to 36% of people with insomnia have an anxiety disorder.

Is hoarding a mental health issue?
OCD
9 Mins
April 22, 2024

People can struggle with a hoarding disorder, or hoarding can be part of a physical or mental health problem.

How to recognise you are overthinking and break the cycle
Anxiety
9 Mins
April 15, 2024

Although it can feel as though analysing a situation will help us to solve the problem, it can actually be more harmful than it is helpful.

How to manage feeling overwhelmed
Anxiety
6 Mins
April 8, 2024

When life is particularly chaotic and we feel under a lot of pressure, this can cause stress, and when feelings of stress pile up, we may become overwhelmed.

Navigating panic attacks and anxiety in public places
Anxiety
9 Mins
April 1, 2024

Learning about how to manage anxiety and panic attacks can help you to feel more prepared so that if you do run into these issues in a public space, you’ll be equipped with information and tools that can help you t

Coping with negative self-talk and intrusive thoughts
Anxiety
10 Mins
March 25, 2024

Negative self-talk and intrusive thoughts are two different issues, but they have something in common. Both can change how we feel about ourselves and shape our experiences.

What is relaxation induced anxiety and how can I avoid it?
Anxiety
5 Mins
February 26, 2024

When we’re feeling anxious, we’re told to relax. But what about if relaxation doesn’t work and you actually feel more anxious? If this sounds familiar, you may be experiencing relaxation induced anxiety.

Sharing LBGT+ experiences: Feeling nervous about being vulnerable?
Awareness Days
6 Mins
February 12, 2024

Sharing your gender or sexuality can be difficult. Not everyone may feel able to open up, and equally, not everyone will feel the need to. It’s a choice that’s completely up to you.

How to manage claustrophobia in an aeroplane, lift or car
Anxiety
4 Mins
December 18, 2023

Are you travelling to see friends or family over the holidays? For people who experience claustrophobia, using transport can be nerve wracking or even terrifying because they may be experiencing claustrophobia.

Looking after your mental health during the festive season
Awareness Days
6 Mins
December 11, 2023

Mental health symptoms, worries and feelings of grief don’t take time off during the holidays, so while the festive period can be filled with lovely moments, it can also present challenges and triggers.