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  • Anxiety disorders

    Advice and information | 22 min read | Last updated: 23/06/2021

    This section gives information on anxiety disorders. It explains the symptoms, treatments and way to manage an anxiety disorder. This section is for people with anxiety disorders. And their carers, relatives and friends.

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  • Wigan Anxiety Group

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 22/10/2020

    The group aims to provide a place for people who experience anxiety to come together in a safe, supportive and non-judgmental plaec to share their experiences of mental illness and anxiety. The group will do this by running a bi-weekly informal meeting where people suffering from anxiety can give and receive peer support from each other.

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  • The Positive Anxiety Group

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 07/09/2021

    The Positive Anxiety Group meets every last Wednesday of the month and started in the spring of 2018. We set up for those with a mental Illness, whether it is anxiety or depression, who do not necessarily have a diagnosis but nevertheless do need support. Members of this group prefer to go out together, visiting areas of interest in the vicinity. We have visited Powderham Castle Craft and Art Exhibition, had a cream tea in Honiton, visited Exeter Quay and Totnes, just to name a few! Please do make contact and come and join us for relaxed and fun peer support.

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  • Largest survey of its kind reveals extent of university students’ struggles with thoughts of self-harm, loneliness and anxiety

    6 min read | Last updated: 05/03/2019

    The largest mental health survey ever conducted on UK university students, comprising of 37,654 respondents, found that almost 1 in 10 (9.4%) think about self-harming often or all the time.

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  • Antidepressants

    Advice and information | 6 min read | Last updated: 23/06/2021

    This section gives information about antidepressants. Antidepressants can help with different mental health problems, including low mood, depression, and anxiety.

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  • Benzodiazepines

    Advice and information | 6 min read | Last updated: 23/06/2021

    This section gives information about benzodiazepine medication. Your doctor may prescribe benzodiazepines if you have severe anxiety or if you are very distressed.

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  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

    Advice and information | 14 min read | Last updated: 28/09/2021

    Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder. This page gives information on the symptoms, causes and treatments for OCD. It also has information for carers and family members.

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  • How to manage feelings of anxiety as lockdown eases

    Advice and information | 1 min read | Last updated: 19/07/2021

    How to manage feelings of anxiety as lockdown eases   We did a survey to find out people’s views about the easing of lockdown and its effect on mental health. Some common themes came out of answers to the survey. Below we have provided some helpful advice and information on those themes. You might be worried about your mental health at the moment. If...

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  • Supporting 15- 19's with Low Mood, Anxiety & Body Image

    1 min read | Last updated: 02/02/2021

    Chosen by young people, the suggested CBT techniques can be used to support you if these issues are having an impact on your wellbeing.

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  • Difficulty sleeping

    Advice and information | 1 min read | Last updated: 04/03/2020

    Most people have difficulty getting to sleep at some point in their lives, but this does not usually point to a serious mental illness. Difficulty sleeping can be caused by various factors including anxiety, stress and changes in life-style.

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  • Feeling sad

    Advice and information | 1 min read | Last updated: 04/03/2020

    Everyone will experience sadness from time to time in the ups and downs of everyday life. However, a persisting period of sadness could point to a mental illness, including (but not limited to) depression and anxiety.

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  • Racing thoughts

    Advice and information | 1 min read | Last updated: 04/03/2020

    Racing thoughts refers to the rapid thought patterns that frequently occur in manic, hypomanic or mixed episodes. Racing thoughts are commonly associated with the mania in bipolar disorder and schizoaffective disorder, but are also often found in anxiety disorders such as OCD.

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  • Friendship and Support Group

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 22/10/2020

    Our Friendship and Support Group is a relaxed and therapeutic environment for individuals, carers, siblings – anyone affected by mental illness. This may include depression, anxiety, loneliness, bipolar, as well as other conditions. Our friendly group members offer mutual support to each other in an inclusive and non-judgemental atmosphere. Our meetings are informal, with members able to stay as long or little as they wish. No referral is necessary. Just come along.

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  • Chatham Music 4 Wellbeing Group

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 19/05/2021

    Since 2017, Music 4 Wellbeing (M4W) has supported people challenged with mental health illnesses. We are a supportive, peer-led group that operates within a confidential and safe environment. We believe in the promotion of good mental health through discussions and expressing yourself through the playing of music. Our group philosophy has led to group members becoming more creative through exploring rhythms and beats. This has led to a reduction of anxiety and better social connections. If you enjoy music, you will enjoy the group and you don't have to be a musician! If you are attending for the first time, please send us an email to:- music4wellbeinggroup@rethink.org

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  • Eastleigh Womens Wellbeing Group

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 11/08/2021

    We are an online support group for women experiencing depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues, yet you don't need a formal diagnosis to join or benefit from the group. We welcome adults of all ages, including those residing in Hampshire and the neighbouring counties. We use a video platform called Whereby, yet you don't need to download anything or create a Whereby account. We can offer a safe, trusting and non-judgemental space where you can talk, receive and give support, and make new friendships. We understand that it can feel scary meeting online, and joining a group for the first time, yet we are here for you. If you're interested in joining us and would like to find out whether the group may be for you, please contact our Group Coordinator, Vicky Mould.

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