Anxiety is a type of fear usually associated with the thought of a threat or something going wrong in the future, but can also arise from something happening right now. One in six people experience a common mental health problem such as depression or anxiety. It is also likely that individuals do not seek help for significant levels of anxiety, meaning that many remain without a diagnosis or treatment.

This webpage covers topics including; what are the signs and symptoms of anxiety; what are the causes of anxiety; how anxiety can be treated and finally how you can get help for anxiety in an emergency.


This resource is a comprehensive look at anxiety. It showcases a variety of different topics that are presented in easy drop down sections so you can just access the information that you want. It’s written in basic English which makes it accessible to a large number of people.

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