NHS Walsall Community Health staff

1 in 5 people feel anxious nearly all the time

The Mental Health Foundation published a report - Living with Anxiety: Understanding the role and impact of anxiety on our lives, which found that "almost 1 in 5 people revealed that they feel anxious 'nearly all of the time or 'a lot of the time'."

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health problems in the UK and it appears to be increasing, however it remains under-reported, under-diagnosed and under-treated.

Anxiety is a familiar emotion because it is part of everyone's experience.  It is a natural function which alerts us to potential threats and keeps us safe, however, for some people anxiety triggers inappropriate or disproportionate responses to perceived threats.

To read the report, visit the Mental Health Foundation website here

If you would like support with stress, mild to moderate anxiety or low mood, call Lifestyle Link on 01944 444 044 and book in with an Emotional Health & Wellbeing advisor. 

Click here to read more about protecting your wellbeing and how to manage anxiety.