Anxiety is what we feel when we are worried, tense or afraid, and is a common reaction when coping with stressful events or changes.

The following organisations may be able to help if you are suffering from anxiety.


Anxiety Care UK

Helps people with anxiety disorders.

Anxiety UK

Advice and support for people living with anxiety.

03444 775 774 (helpline) 

07537 416 905 (text)

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

Professional body for talking therapy and counselling. Provides information and a list of accredited therapists.

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)

Information about local NHS therapy and counselling services, which you can often self-refer to.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

Produces guidelines on best practice in healthcare.

NHS Service Finder

Searchable database of NHS services in England.

No More Panic

Provides information, support and advice for those with panic disorder, anxiety, phobias or OCD, including a forum and chat room.

No Panic

Provides a helpline, step-by-step programmes, and support for people with anxiety disorders.

0844 967 4848


24-hour emotional support for anyone who needs to talk.

116 123

Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK, PO Box 90 90, Stirling FK8 2SA

Triumph Over Phobia (TOP UK)

Provides self-help therapy groups and support for those with OCD, phobias and related anxiety disorders.