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What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress. It’s that feeling of fear or worry when we’re unsure of the outcomes relating to any situation. These feelings are unsettling and frustrating, but perfectly normal and something we all feel from time to time.

However, anxiety can be more severe, long-lasting and affect personal and work relationships.

When anxiety becomes a more serious problem it is called an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are very distressing, unhealthy and debilitating. They are detrimental to physical and psychological health and affect behaviour, for example, causing us to avoid situations that make us feel anxious.

Symptoms can include:

  • fear
  • irritability
  • pessimism
  • nausea
  • feeling faint
  • headaches
  • unable to relax
  • sweating
  • increased heart rate
  • feelings of dread
  • fatigue
  • insomnia
  • pins and needles

If you are experiencing anxiety and want a supportive conversation, we may be able to help. 

We also work in partnership with Anxiety UK who can provide an assessment to help you identify the best course of action to address the issues you are facing. Depending on the outcome and your circumstances, you may also be able to apply for financial support to access additional services.

Fill in our application form to get started.