Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, that can be mild or severe.
Anxiety is the main symptom of several conditions, including:
- panic disorder
- phobias, such as agoraphobia or claustrophobia
- post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- social anxiety disorder (social phobia)
This section is dedicted to self-help information and local services that can support you.
Tips to reduce your anxiety
- going on a self-help course
- exercising regularly
- stopping smoking
- cutting down on the amount of alcohol and caffeine you drink
- trying 1 of the mental health apps and tools in the NHS Apps Library
Psychological Wellbeing Service
CPFT Psychological Wellbeing Service is part of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services. Their aim is to make psychological therapies more accessible to people experiencing common mental health problems such as depression and anxiety. The psychological therapies offered are approved by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
This service is set up to help those aged 17 and over who are suffering from mild to moderate depression and anxiety disorders including generalised anxiety, social anxiety, post traumatic stress, health anxiety, panic, phobia or obsessive compulsive disorder. All of the talking therapies offered as part of their Psychological Wellbeing Service work by helping you understand what is happening to you, help you to work through your difficult feelings and learn new ways of coping in order to improve your wellbeing.
- Self Referral Online Form
- Therapies Available
- Self Help Videos
- Wellbeing Workshops
- Coping With Anxiety Leaflet
- Service Leaflet - this contains a summary of what the service has to offer