It is normal to have feelings of anxiety at some point in your life however, sometimes this can develop into an all – consuming disorder, manifesting as a phobia, panic attacks or obsessional behaviour.
The Mental Health Foundation note that in 2010 8.2 million people were diagnosed with anxiety and there is evidence that this number is growing. In 2011, as many as 13.3 million working days were lost to stress, depression and anxiety equating to a £10.1bn loss to the economy in medical costs and indirect costs (lost productivity, early retirement).
The aim of this year’s Mental Health Awareness week is to address anxiety as a public health issue and promote ways to reduce anxiety in everyday life.
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