Anxiety UK

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Anxiety UK (formerly the National Phobics Society[1]) is a UK national registered charity formed in 1970 for those affected by anxiety disorders. It is a user-led organisation, run by sufferers and ex-sufferers of anxiety disorders. The NPS claims to be the largest national charity dealing with anxiety in the UK.

Anxiety UK works to relieve and support those living with anxiety disorders by providing information, support and understanding via an extensive range of services and works regularly with external agencies and healthcare professionals to improve the service provision offered to those living with anxiety disorders. It also campaigns to raise awareness of anxiety disorders.

Anxiety UK offers the following paid for therapies: counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy, clinical hypnotherapy and acupuncture. The organisation also offers telephone counselling and email help.[2]

Research from YouGov SixthSense has revealed that 21% of Britons are affected by anxiety today.[3] In a survey covering Great Britain, one in six adults had experienced some form of neurotic health problem in the previous week.[4] Research has also found that more than one in ten people are likely to have a disabling anxiety disorder at some stage in their life.[5]

Celebrity patrons and ambassadors of Anxiety UK include: Rebecca Front, Marcus Trescothick, Ruby Wax, Simon Webbe, Naomi Moxon, Hannah Moxon, Martin Plowman and Nick Brewer.[6]

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  1. ^ Ricketts, Andy (2008-08-05). "National Phobics Society rebrands as Anxiety UK". Third Sector Online. Haymarket. Archived from the original on 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2008-09-11.
  2. ^ Types Of Therapy. Anxiety UK. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-05-17. Retrieved 2010-05-13.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Frequently Asked Questions. Anxiety UK. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  5. ^ Frequently Asked Questions. Anxiety UK. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  6. ^ Celebrity Patrons & Ambassadors. Anxiety UK. Retrieved 26 January 2018.

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