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Posted 12th Oct 2018

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World Mental Health Day was on Wednesday 10 October and Anxiety UK is one of the leading mental health charities focussed on anxiety disorders including anxiety, stress or anxiety based depression.

Membership to Anxiety UK has a number of benefits including access to reduced cost therapies and a free subscription to Headspace which usually costs £71.88/year (please note that it takes a few days to receive the promo code after signing up).

More information about Anxiety UK and the benefits of joining can be found here - anxietyuk.org.uk/mem…ip/

Headspace is a Meditation and Mindfulness App available for Android/iPhone and Alexa/Google Home which gets excellent reviews.

More information about Headspace can be found here - headspace.com/

I hope this helps someone out there! This is the first time I've come across Anxiety UK so I don't know much about their work but I'm sure there will be people out there who do.
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For those who are on a very tight budget try simple light yoga breathing technics lots stuff is on youtube and also this membership offer is great and remember you are not alone
Personally I think it is an absolute disgrace that this sort of service isn't accessible easily through the 'NHS'. Some of the most desperate people find it very difficult or even possible to hold a job down to earn any money to even feed themselves; let alone pay for a subscription for a service that should be available to any qualifying English (in my case, I am aware Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are governed differently) person who pays their National Insurance.

Broc_Mudflap12/10/2018 21:46

Personally I think it is an absolute disgrace that this sort of service …Personally I think it is an absolute disgrace that this sort of service isn't accessible easily through the 'NHS'. Some of the most desperate people find it very difficult or even possible to hold a job down to earn any money to even feed themselves; let alone pay for a subscription for a service that should be available to any qualifying English (in my case, I am aware Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are governed differently) person who pays their National Insurance.


Sorry to say I totally disagree. I have bipolar, have many friends with depression, anxiety, BPD etc. In mental health if they can fob you off with a website or details of a charity they will, and won't give you proper treatment.

Governments keep promising parity between mental and physical health. Well if you rock up to your GP with even a minor health complaint they will examine you, order investigations, give you medication. They wouldn't just say "here's a login for a website, we'll assume that's you fixed unless we hear any different".

People with mental health issues, which can destroy their lives, need more than a self help website. End of.
nitro22813/10/2018 10:24

Self medicating isn't a real thing. It's just an excuse used by people who …Self medicating isn't a real thing. It's just an excuse used by people who abuse alcohol, dugs or cigarettes and it's easier to say you're self medicating than to admit you have a dependency


Wrong.

If you have crushing depression, not sleeping every night because you have constant intrusive thoughts, then your options are

a) Shred your mental health entirely by only sleeping a few hours a week.
b) Knock yourself out with a bottle of wine and some prescription meds and get a precious few hours of peace, keep your job, and not add being on the dole to your list of problems.

If you have never been in the place where you need alcohol because of the effect it has rather than because you are addicted to alcohol itself then you should not criticise people with MH issues who are in that position and need to escape how desperate life has become for a short while.

In clinical terms you do exactly the same thing. If I am looking after someone in A&E in severe mental distress you knock them out with haloperidol just to give their mind and body a respite. Alcohol has a similar effect, and is much more obtainable.
Edited by: "TipsyNurse" 13th Oct 2018
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For those who are on a very tight budget try simple light yoga breathing technics lots stuff is on youtube and also this membership offer is great and remember you are not alone
Breathing techniques are awesome, calm down so quickly in stressed situation. Thanks @aleemiqbal3152 good advise about yoga too...
Edited by: "apur32" 12th Oct 2018
The real deal is for £25 a year as we all know approximately 80% of HUKD'ers are students with NUS cards!
I was looking on behalf of my son who may need help from this site..but never thought i would laugh at this posting...
Personally I think it is an absolute disgrace that this sort of service isn't accessible easily through the 'NHS'. Some of the most desperate people find it very difficult or even possible to hold a job down to earn any money to even feed themselves; let alone pay for a subscription for a service that should be available to any qualifying English (in my case, I am aware Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are governed differently) person who pays their National Insurance.

I don’t see what you get that’s worth £30 :/
wilmalfc12/10/2018 22:11

I don’t see what you get that’s worth £30 :/


I guess it depends if you suffer from anxiety or not... If you do then £30 a year can be priceless if you can benefit from mindfulness.

If you suffer from anxiety then I would 100% say it's worth trying for the sake of £30. However please do check with your local authorities as you can benefit for CBT with such groups as insight.

insighthealthcare.org/
chimp14uk29 m ago

It's making me anxious and very depressed that a charity is asking a …It's making me anxious and very depressed that a charity is asking a sufferer to pay for advice/treatment.



charities always ask for money that's how they survive

but you can register with headspace for free here headspace.com/reg…ter but do not know what it provides for free
QSECOFR3 m ago

I guess it depends if you suffer from anxiety or not... If you do then … I guess it depends if you suffer from anxiety or not... If you do then £30 a year can be priceless if you can benefit from mindfulness.If you suffer from anxiety then I would 100% say it's worth trying for the sake of £30. However please do check with your local authorities as you can benefit for CBT with such groups as insight.https://www.insighthealthcare.org/


My advice to anyone who suffers from anxiety or depression is to see their local GP, it takes a lot of courage to do but if you have a good GP they will be able to put you on the right path. I think before anyone pays £30 for the year for this they should just have a look for advice and help from YouTube videos as I’m sure they’ll be some really useful ones when it comes to breathing techniques and such like.
Thanks OP for posting
Thanks op for posting, grateful for the information , I was recommended headspace by a number of people who said it was helpful to them. Heat added of course
Broc_Mudflap12/10/2018 21:46

Personally I think it is an absolute disgrace that this sort of service …Personally I think it is an absolute disgrace that this sort of service isn't accessible easily through the 'NHS'. Some of the most desperate people find it very difficult or even possible to hold a job down to earn any money to even feed themselves; let alone pay for a subscription for a service that should be available to any qualifying English (in my case, I am aware Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are governed differently) person who pays their National Insurance.


It is though as per my link to insighthealthcare.org
Too much technology now all has radiation which does not help wifi radio waves too many positive elements are dangerous to health need negative elements to balance things may try going back to 70's 80's 90's try few hours without mobile phone and wifi go for walks
Or the FREE App Headspace: Guided Meditation by Headspace Inc. itunes.apple.com/gb/…t=8
Blahblahblahlol12th Oct

Too much technology now all has radiation which does not help wifi radio …Too much technology now all has radiation which does not help wifi radio waves too many positive elements are dangerous to health need negative elements to balance things may try going back to 70's 80's 90's try few hours without mobile phone and wifi go for walks


Not so much punctuation though 🤪
You get headspace premium for free if you have student Spotify
Try CBD oil...
Blahblahblahlol12th Oct

Too much technology now all has radiation which does not help wifi radio …Too much technology now all has radiation which does not help wifi radio waves too many positive elements are dangerous to health need negative elements to balance things may try going back to 70's 80's 90's try few hours without mobile phone and wifi go for walks


The good old days, when we didn't have mobile phones, laptops and commas

(I'm just paraphrasing marky.mark I know)
This service is available in many of the mental NHS foundation I know in London.
QSECOFR9 h, 48 m ago

It is though as per my link to www.insighthealthcare.org


It is the usual fobbing off and flannel service of 'talking therapies' such as CBT. I personally have a reasonable understanding of what I should be doing to limit any symptoms. What I and so many others aren't getting is tailor made treatment plans prescribed by a qualified and experienced specialist.

Also, what doesn't help is the trend of people who claim to be suffering from mental health issues, so that they can dodge work or seek sympathy from others. Treating these horrible illnesses like fashion accessories makes a complete mockery of very serious and potentially life threatening conditions.

Please don't get me wrong, talking therapies are great for a certain part of the spectrum. I am confident many sufferers have benefited from those services. However there is a clear lack of appreciation and understanding for anyone suffering who falls beyond those boundaries.
Voted hot. I found another free app that I feel is a good one - Calm - it has paid-for content, but I've not felt the need to purchase anything over and above the free offering.
Trevisparky9 h, 19 m ago

Or the FREE App Headspace: Guided Meditation by Headspace Inc. …Or the FREE App Headspace: Guided Meditation by Headspace Inc. https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/headspace-guided-meditation/id493145008?mt=8


The basic app only gives you the take series. 30 day introduction then you have to pay for further courses.

I think once the developer, a former monk, has made a big enough return. He should change the pricing model.

The app is good and it's obvious a lot of time and effort has gone into it, but he must be making a killing now.
let's see
I have a headspace subscription for £15 if anyone is interested? 12M and PayPal
Few other things that might help sufferers is to look to the gut. L. Rhamnosus probiotic strain was found in mice models to increase GABA receptor expression in the hippocampus. In layman's terms this is the same impact as a long yoga session, and the benefits will be cumulative over time. Optibac in the UK do a Daily Wellbeing formula that contains such a strain. There is also a German probiotic called Mutaflor, which is E coli Nissle 1917. This produces serotonin and methylfolate (a detox agent in the body's methylation cycle). This particular serotonin producer is calming, whereas Symbioflor 2 is a multiple e coli strain probiotic and is energising, more suited to people suffering from depression. Lactobacillus pkantarum increases Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor and can be taken for either anxiety or depression. It's the predominant strain in sauerkraut, but it must be unpasteurised.
Broc_Mudflap12/10/2018 21:46

Personally I think it is an absolute disgrace that this sort of service …Personally I think it is an absolute disgrace that this sort of service isn't accessible easily through the 'NHS'. Some of the most desperate people find it very difficult or even possible to hold a job down to earn any money to even feed themselves; let alone pay for a subscription for a service that should be available to any qualifying English (in my case, I am aware Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are governed differently) person who pays their National Insurance.


Sorry to say I totally disagree. I have bipolar, have many friends with depression, anxiety, BPD etc. In mental health if they can fob you off with a website or details of a charity they will, and won't give you proper treatment.

Governments keep promising parity between mental and physical health. Well if you rock up to your GP with even a minor health complaint they will examine you, order investigations, give you medication. They wouldn't just say "here's a login for a website, we'll assume that's you fixed unless we hear any different".

People with mental health issues, which can destroy their lives, need more than a self help website. End of.
Spencer719 m ago

I have a headspace subscription for £15 if anyone is interested? 12M and …I have a headspace subscription for £15 if anyone is interested? 12M and PayPal


Pm please
In some towns, like mine, Doncaster, we have a drop in centre called the "talking shop" where you can get instant therapy, people think because these are free that they might be useless, but they can be a real help. I suffer with social anxiety and I've currently got an ex girlfriend who is stalking me and not leaving me alone, I'm considering dropping in soon as obviously it's made my life difficult. I believe there are several of these in South Yorkshire.
Saying that if your local NHS genuinely has no access to these facilities, or a huge waiting list (both of which is a disgrace) then I think this deal is good. As a bonus it raises awareness. Heat from me.
TipsyNurse13/10/2018 09:28

Sorry to say I totally disagree. I have bipolar, have many friends with …Sorry to say I totally disagree. I have bipolar, have many friends with depression, anxiety, BPD etc. In mental health if they can fob you off with a website or details of a charity they will, and won't give you proper treatment.Governments keep promising parity between mental and physical health. Well if you rock up to your GP with even a minor health complaint they will examine you, order investigations, give you medication. They wouldn't just say "here's a login for a website, we'll assume that's you fixed unless we hear any different".People with mental health issues, which can destroy their lives, need more than a self help website. End of.


But these are some of the points I am making :/
Odd strategy asking for £30 a year membership. Not for me. And I’ve suffered from anxiety. Still do.
If you suffer from anxiety/depression and you are working, check your works doesnt offer counselling sessions free? a lot do, i can get 6 free sessions and its not just for me any of my family can use it too
Sammy869 h, 25 m ago

Try CBD oil...


Right on. Lots of excellent research coming out....still fairly pricey tho.
Anxiety can be many factors, chemical balance (foods, digestion, assimilation), hormonal/endocrine system (exercise, breathing) & 'The subtle Art of not giving a f*ck'
Broc_Mudflap13/10/2018 09:39

But these are some of the points I am making :/


You are naive if you think any HCP would prescribe this unless there is no other option. Anything prescribed should be measurable and two-way, so that doctor's aren't just washing their hands of any responsibility. The few websites with any sort of clinical backing have this, patients can opt to share data with their doctor so they can check progress.

As for saying people "fake" mental health issues because it is trendy, you have been reading too much Daily Mail. Why would anyone fake an illness with massive stigma? I have never encountered that, but I have encountered a lot of people who probably would benefit from clinical help but instead self medicate with things like alcohol or just suffer in silence. That is the real tragedy.
Edited by: "TipsyNurse" 13th Oct 2018
Broc_Mudflap12/10/2018 21:46

"Personally I think it is an absolute disgrace that this sort of service …"Personally I think it is an absolute disgrace that this sort of service isn't accessible easily through the 'NHS'...."


Don't despair, there's additional funding of £350 million per week being arranged as we speak. I am sure this service will be available from 29 March (ish) next year....
TipsyNurse13/10/2018 10:06

You are naive if you think any HCP would prescribe this unless there is no …You are naive if you think any HCP would prescribe this unless there is no other option. Anything prescribed should be measurable and two-way, so that doctor's aren't just washing their hands of any responsibility. The few websites with any sort of clinical backing have this, patients can opt to share data with their doctor so they can check progress.As for saying people "fake" mental health issues because it is trendy, you have been reading too much Daily Mail. Why would anyone fake an illness with massive stigma? I have never encountered that, but I have encountered a lot of people who probably would benefit from clinical help but instead self medicate with things like alcohol or just suffer in silence. That is the real tragedy.


Self medicating isn't a real thing. It's just an excuse used by people who abuse alcohol, dugs or cigarettes and it's easier to say you're self medicating than to admit you have a dependency
nitro22813/10/2018 10:24

Self medicating isn't a real thing. It's just an excuse used by people who …Self medicating isn't a real thing. It's just an excuse used by people who abuse alcohol, dugs or cigarettes and it's easier to say you're self medicating than to admit you have a dependency


Wrong.

If you have crushing depression, not sleeping every night because you have constant intrusive thoughts, then your options are

a) Shred your mental health entirely by only sleeping a few hours a week.
b) Knock yourself out with a bottle of wine and some prescription meds and get a precious few hours of peace, keep your job, and not add being on the dole to your list of problems.

If you have never been in the place where you need alcohol because of the effect it has rather than because you are addicted to alcohol itself then you should not criticise people with MH issues who are in that position and need to escape how desperate life has become for a short while.

In clinical terms you do exactly the same thing. If I am looking after someone in A&E in severe mental distress you knock them out with haloperidol just to give their mind and body a respite. Alcohol has a similar effect, and is much more obtainable.
Edited by: "TipsyNurse" 13th Oct 2018
nitro22813/10/2018 10:24

Self medicating isn't a real thing. It's just an excuse used by people who …Self medicating isn't a real thing. It's just an excuse used by people who abuse alcohol, dugs or cigarettes and it's easier to say you're self medicating than to admit you have a dependency


Are you speaking from personal experience, or are you surmising?
TipsyNurse13/10/2018 10:31

Wrong.If you have crushing depression, not sleeping every night because …Wrong.If you have crushing depression, not sleeping every night because you have constant intrusive thoughts, then your options area) Shred your mental health entirely by only sleeping a few hours a week.b) Knock yourself out with a bottle of wine and some prescription meds and get a precious few hours of peace, keep your job, and not add being on the dole to your list of problems.If you have never been in the place where you need alcohol because of the effect it has rather than because you are addicted to alcohol itself then you should not criticise people with MH issues who are in that position and need to escape how desperate life has become for a short while.In clinical terms you do exactly the same thing. If I am looking after someone in A&E in severe mental distress you knock them out with haloperidol just to give their mind and body a respite. Alcohol has a similar effect, and is much more obtainable.


Sounds sensible. Treat your depression by consuming a depressant...

Alcohol abuse by people with depression has been clinically proven to worsen the condition. Calling it self medication doesn't change that.
nitro22821 m ago

Sounds sensible. Treat your depression by consuming a depressant...Alcohol …Sounds sensible. Treat your depression by consuming a depressant...Alcohol abuse by people with depression has been clinically proven to worsen the condition. Calling it self medication doesn't change that.


Depressant refers to the fact it depresses your central nervous system, not that it (in and of itself) makes you more depressed.
I'm really anxious about joining though...
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