Anxiety Support Service

anxiety-supportWorking in Partnership to give you Peace of Mind

Emotional stress and anxiety is far more common than you may think and it can affect people of all ages, from all walks of life. Problems range from worries we experience as part of everyday life to serious long term conditions.

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Anxiety can be described as a feeling of unease, apprehension or worry. It may be associated with physical symptoms such as rapid heartbeat, feeling faint and trembling. It can be a normal reaction to stress or worry or it can sometimes be part of a bigger problem.

Many people tend to use the term “stress” instead of anxiety however where stress becomes overwhelming insofar as it begins interfering with day-to-day life, it can quickly become an anxiety disorder which, for some, can be very debilitating. It is often the case that anxiety can lead to forms of depression due to the isolation it can cause, and as such many of the population can experience both anxiety and depression at the same time.

At present, anxiety affects 15% of the UK population, with 1 in 10 adults experiencing a disabling anxiety disorder at some point in their life[1]. While 2.6% of the population experience depression and 4.7% have anxiety problems, as many as 9.7% suffer mixed depression and anxiety, making it the most prevalent mental health problem in the population as a whole

Issues that commonly trigger stress and anxiety:

  • Bereavement
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Debt/Financial Hardship
  • Loneliness and Isolation
  • Long Term Disability and Poor Health
  • Family Breakdown
  • Addiction
  • Retirement

If you are feeling overwhelmed and you are struggling to cope, remember you are not alone. NewstrAid is now working with Anxiety UK to provide emotional support to those who need it. Click here to read more about Anxiety UK

Our new Anxiety Support Service includes:

  • A dedicated Helpline to provide emotional support to help you understand and manage your stress and anxiety
  • Therapy provision for those experiencing anxiety and/or depression (Eligibility Criteria Apply, subject to approval)
  • Self Help materials and annual membership to Anxiety UK

FREEPHONE HELPLINE NUMBER: 0800 138 6552
The key to overcoming difficulties is to get help early, and it takes courage to take that first step. If you are feeling low, anxious and in need of support, why not try our FREEPHONE HELPLINE for confidential, specialist help, available Monday-Friday, 9.30am – 5.30pm

For further information about our Anxiety Support Service, contact our welfare team on 01279 879569

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