These videos and stories will give you tips to manage feelings of anxiety and depression, as well as suggesting alternative therapies.
Rowan Sawday, who performs as Dizraeli, is a rapper, poet and musician. When he was so depressed that he couldn’t listen to music any more, he admitted that he needed help. With the aid of meditation, mindfulness and exercise, as well as therapy, he found his feet again. He says that as a culture, we […]
Paralympic Champion Anne Usher was a physiotherapist and competitive cyclist until a back injury left her unable to ride, or to heal herself. She felt an inward spiral of failure and feeling she was the victim. Volunteering for the London Olympics in 2012 was “one of the best tonics” and led to a chance meeting with […]
Science Journalist Science journalist Jo Marchant set out in her book Cure: a journey into the science of mind over body, to find out more about the evidence for how our minds can influence our bodies. She tells us about some of the fascinating experiments that researchers are conducting into phenomena such as the placebo […]
Anxiety is a common mental health disorder affecting approximately 3 million people in the UK. It’s commonly treated with antidepressants or therapy, but self-help can be valuable for sufferers, especially when a panic attack strikes out of the blue or if you’re anxious after a stressful event and can’t seem to calm down. One of the ways in which […]
Anxiety Expert As a young woman, Chloe Brotheridge experienced panic attacks and increasing anxiety for almost ten years before she finally sought help. Now, as a hypnotherapist and author of The Anxiety Solution, she teaches others that they are not alone with anxiety. When normal nervous feelings get out of control, they are a sign […]
Mindset look at a scene from the Movie Inside Out, with an important message of how ‘our feelings are essential to our wellbeing’. We shouldn’t avoid sadness or hide our feelings, as the flow of emotions keep us balanced and can stop us facing major anxiety or depression.
Team GB Olympic Athlete When 20-year old Jack Green stumbled over a hurdle during the 2012 London Olympics, his dream and his mind exploded. ‘I couldn’t do one run without feeling awful.’ Green descended into depression, contemplating suicide. During an 18-month break he learned to control his self-destructive perfectionism. ‘I never fell out of love […]
Psychotherapist – ‘Dare to be You’ Depression is not an illness, says Sharon Eden, it is part of the human condition. And Eden knows, having worked as a psychotherapist for 30 years, as well as having her own depressive and suicidal episodes. ‘If you act with it, it can be the most precious time in […]
Writer, Lecturer and Activist Award-winning journalist Andrew Solomon always thought he was tough. But a series of losses, including the assisted suicide of his cancer-suffering mum, plunged him into a deep depression, which then morphed into ripping anxiety. ‘It was eating me alive.’ Driven to try and understand his condition, Solomon interviewed numerous fellow sufferers […]