Christmas Party Social Anxiety

Christmas Party Social Anxiety

Anxiety, Anxiety in adults, Anxiety in men, Anxiety in women, Social Anxiety
Christmas is a time to celebrate, come together, enjoy company of others and many get togethers with people you may not know and Christmas parties.  However Christmas and New Year for people who suffer from social anxiety can be a daunting and stressful time.  There is a lot of pressure and expectation around Christmas and new year and it often weighs heavy on people who feel they cant enjoy this time of year and this in turn makes anxiety worse. Social anxiety affects men and women, of all ages and walks of life.  Social anxiety is one of the most common mental health issues.  Social anxiety is the fear of interactions with other people.  The thought of walking into a room filled with people can seem impossible.  You may have…
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Anxiety in Men

Anxiety in Men

Anxiety, Anxiety in adults, Anxiety in men
In a recent article in The Times it discusses the rise of anxiety in millennial men.  It is becoming more and more common for men to be suffering from anxiety and anxiety disorders, such as generalised anxiety disorder. The article talks about how men are suffering from social pressures and this is negatively effecting their lives. "I sit there at dinner and all I can think about is worrying" It is often ask why anxiety in men is increasing, contributing factors include, the prevalence of social media, the extra pressure of work and family life.  Anxiety effects people from all ages, backgrounds and walks of life.  Men often feel that they are unable to find or access help and support and this is a contributing factor in anxiety increasing.  Men…
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Help for Anxious Children

Help for Anxious Children

Anxiety, Anxiety in Children, Anxiety in Young People
Help For Anxious Children In recent months there has been a marked rise in the number of children and young people I am being asked to support who have anxiety. The rise has been rapid and steady.  For the parents I speak to, I’m very often the last resort. A recent BBC news report suggested that quarter of 14 year old girls and 10% of boys had or were suffering with anxiety and depression. I’m sure there are many reasons for this marked increase; but looking for the reasons and causes for this anxiety, doesn't help young people or their families, practical support does. So over on Facebook for the next week I’m sharing my tips and practical advice for supporting young people’s anxiety. Later I the week I’ll be…
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