Information and Advice
Anxiety UK is a national charity for people affected by anxiety, stress and anxiety based depression. They have a range of free information leaflets and resources on helping to understand and manage anxiety either for yourself or for friends/family members.
Anxiety UK also have a helpline (03444 775 774) that operates during office hours and access to 1:1 therapy, courses and groups (funded on a means tested basis).
No Panic is a charity that supports people living with panic attacks, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorders and other related anxiety disorders. No Panic specialise in self-help recovery and provide a range of resources.
Be Calm: Proven Techniques to Stop Anxiety Now
Author: Jill Webber
Designed to be used as a reference book, this book is the result of techniques that the author has seen work for her patients.
Don’t Feed the Monkey Mind (how to stop the cycle of the anxiety, fear and worry)
Author: Jennifer Shannon
A book for people who are prone to overthinking, it teaches how to prevent anxious thoughts from escalating.
We're All Mad Here: The No-Nonsense Guide to Living with Social Anxiety
Author: Claire Eastham, Natasha Devon
This no-nonsense guide to beating social anxiety covers everything from surviving university and the workplace, through to social media and making it through parties and dates (whilst actually enjoying them!). With honest insights about her own social anxiety and a healthy dose of humour, award-winning blogger Claire Eastham describes what social anxiety is, why it happens, and how you can lessen its effects with lifestyle choices, talking therapies or even a hug from your favourite canine friend!
Helping your Child with Fears and Worries
Author: Cathy Creswell and Lucy Willetts
Fears and worries are very common among children with around 15% thought to suffer from anxiety disorders; the most commonly identified emotional or behavioural problems among children. However, if left unchecked, they can cause more serious problems such as school avoidance, difficulties in making friends and long-term problems with anxiety and depression. This guide will enable you to understand what is causing your child’s worries and to carry out step-by-step practical strategies to help him or her to overcome them.
My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind
Author: Scott Stossel
An account of the author’s struggles with anxiety and of the history of efforts by scientists, philosophers and writers to understand the condition.
Overcoming Anxiety: A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques
Author: Helen Kennerley
This book offers a self-help programme for those suffering from anxiety problems. A whole range of anxieties and fears are explained, from panic attacks and phobias to obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and generalised anxiety. It includes an introduction to the nature of anxiety and stress and a complete self-help programme with monitoring sheets based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness: A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques
Author: Gillian Butler
This book provides a practical, easy-to-use self-help course which will be invaluable for those suffering from all degrees of social anxiety.
Overcoming Worry and Generalised Anxiety Disorder: A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques
Author: Mark Freeston, Kevin Meares
Up to 44 in every 1000 adults suffer from Generalised Anxiety Disorder. This is more than the normal worrying we all do – it can lead to significant personal and social difficulties. This user-friendly, step-by-step approach explains why they worry, how to recognise what feeds it and develop effective methods of dealing with it. With each step the authors introduce new ideas that add to the picture of worry, and use questionnaires, exercises and tasks to help the reader understand and then challenge unhelpful habits and beliefs.
Overcoming Health Anxiety: A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques
Author: David Veale, Rob Willson
Many of us have a tendency to worry about our health. For some the anxiety becomes a problem, and they may spend many hours checking for symptoms, seeking reassurance from others, surfing the internet for information about different diseases, or repeatedly visiting the doctor. Using a structured, step-by-step approach the authors explain how the problem develops, how to recognize what feeds it and how to develop effective methods of dealing with it.
Overcoming Panic: A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques
Author: Vijaya Manicavasagar, Derrick Silove
This step-by-step self-help course can give you the necessary skills to overcome and prevent panic attacks and the associated agoraphobia. Based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques and the authors’ many years of experience and expertise in treating anxiety, it offers a guide for anyone affected, including people living with panic as well as their friends and families.
Resources from those with lived experienced of Anxiety
Black Dog Institute
Black dog institute have a number of stories of lived experience written by the people who have lived it. They hope to give you an insight into different views on anxiety and mental health through sharing the personal stories.
Time to Change
Time to change have blog posts written by people with personal experience of anxiety. By talking openly bloggers hope to increase understanding around mental health, break stereotypes and take the taboo out of something that – like physical health – affects us all.
Anxiety No More
Anxiety No More is a website and Blog from Paul David who talks about his experience of living with and overcoming anxiety.
TED Talks you tube channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). TED and TEDx talks have videos from professionals and those with lived experience of anxiety on a range of topics that you might find helpful.