Anxiety and Phobias

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UK sources of information and / or support

Patient.co.uk

Includes a leaflet called Anxiety Disorders.

Anxiety and Phobias

Information from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Anxiety UK (formerly the The National Phobics Society)

Aims to help anyone affected by anxiety disorders including phobic and obsessive disorders.

Anxiety Alliance

If you have an anxiety disorder, such as general anxiety, phobias, panic attacks or obsessional compulsive disorder, or wish to withdraw from tranquillisers and anti-depressants, then Anxiety Alliance is there to help, advise and support you.

Triumph Over Phobia (TOP UK)

TOP UK runs a national network of self-help groups to help people with phobia or obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) to overcome their problems using graded self-exposure.

Anxiety

Moodjuice, an Internet site developed by Choose Life Falkirk and the Adult Clinical Psychology Service, NHS Forth Valley, provides a number of self help guides, including one on this topic.

Anxiety

Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Trust provide a range of self help guides, including one on this topic.

Health Anxiety

Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Trust provide a range of self help guides, including one on this topic.

Shyness and Social Anxiety

Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Trust provide a range of self help guides, including one on this topic.

Shyness and Social Phobias

Moodjuice, an Internet site developed by Choose Life Falkirk and the Adult Clinical Psychology Service, NHS Forth Valley, provides a number of self help guides, including one on this topic.

Stress

Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Trust provide a range of self help guides, including one on this topic.

Prisoner Stress and Anxiety

Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Trust provide a range of self help guides, including one on this topic.

Introduction to Mental Health

Directgov is the website of the UK government for its citizens, providing information and online services for the public all in one place. They provide a wide range of information including one in this area.

Medicine Guide for Anxiety

Medicine Guides provide reliable information about medicines (drugs), conditions and the different treatment options available. They have been developed in the UK as part of the Medicines Information Project. Includes detailed information about medicines used to treat Anxiety.

Anxiety

Information from HandsOnScotland.

Anxiety Care

A registered charity that specialises in helping people to recover from anxiety disorder and to maintain that recovery. This involves helping to plan, initiate and carry through personal recovery programmes.

Anxiety

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

Depression and anxiety - computerised cognitive behavioural therapy (CCBT)

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

Fear Free Flying

Formed to offer a unique reference point on coping with flying anxiety and aerophobia. The features and articles on this website are written by professional journalists and experts - who have a particular interest, or a background in this area.

Fear of Flying

Frequently Asked Questions of the The Aviation Health Unit.

Destigmatize.org.uk

An organization working in conjunction with the Anxiety UK. They aim to provide information and support for sufferers of anxiety disorders mainly, but not exclusively, in the Asian population.

Needlephobia

A site from healthcare company Smith & Nephew offering facts, information and advice on fear of needles, pins and sharp objects, also known as Belonephobia.

Dental Fear Central

The website provides information and advice for people with dental phobias, and also has an online support forum.

Shyness and Social Phobia

Factsheet from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Anxiety

Information from the Mental Health Foundation.

Wallsend Self Help Group

Tyneside based support, provided by ex-sufferers, for those with Anxiety, Depression, OCD and other stress and phobia related problems. Although this is a local group, their website gives useful general information on these problems.

British Association for Counselling

Among other things it publishes directories and other information to enable those seeking counselling to make an informed choice.

British Psychological Society

The professional body for psychologists in the UK. Publishes a directory of chartered psychologists in which the names of chartered psychologists who are available directly for consultation by members of the public are listed under their areas of expertise and within geographical areas.

UK Paruresis Trust

A registered UK charity which provides information about the condition paruresis. A phobia type condition causing an inability to urinate in the presence, real or perceived, of others. Common names for the condition are Shy Bladder, Bashful Bladder or Pee Shy. A medical description is Psychogenic Urinary Retention.

Flying Without Fear

A site helping anxious flyers to overcome their fear of flying. The site describes the courses available to help ease the worries of anyone who doesn't like flying. Also available from the site the best selling book 'Flying without Fear' by retired British Airways training pilot Captain Keith Godfrey. A forum for questions and sharing personal experiences.

Airfraid

A comprehensive collection of information and help made available in one place for people who are afraid of flying.

Anxious Drivers - Specialist Help

Information about an integrated treatment package for anxious drivers, combining Clinical Psychology and driving tuition expertise.

Social Anxiety UK

The three main aims of this site are to provide a starting point for people just finding out about SA and related issues, to enable them to access further information through this site and through external links; to act as a central hub for the community of those with social anxiety problems in the UK; and to attempt to raise the profile of SA problems and campaign for change, so that in future, people afflicted by them don't have to suffer in silence as so many of us have done in the past.

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

Includes a section where you can find details of all officially accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapists.

MIND

MIND, one of Britain's leading mental health charities, provides various information leaflets on anxiety.

Anxiety

Information from NHS Choices.

Phobias

Information from NHS Choices.


Further sources / more detailed information

Some non-UK sites

The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.

More detailed medical information

The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.