Anxiety and panic helplines
Use our helplines to find out more information and advice on anxiety and panic
NHS Choices - Anxiety
Comprehensive help and information from NHS Choices.
Royal College of Psychiatrists
Anxiety is a feeling we all get in a situation that is threatening or difficult. The anxiety stops when you get used to the situation, when the situation changes, or if you just leave. But if you feel anxious all the time, or for no obvious reason, it can make life difficult. This leaflet deals with three particular kinds of anxiety: general anxiety disorder, panic attacks and phobias. We hope it will be helpful for anyone who finds their anxiety is a problem, but also for any friends and relatives who want to understand more about it.
The Mental Health Foundation
We believe it is important to involve the people who use mental health services and their carers in our work. We want to support them to have their say on the way that services are run, as well as to use their experiences to inform our thinking.
MindInfoline: 0300 123 3393
Anxiety and panic attacks
The MindInfoLine offers thousands of callers confidential help on a range of mental health issues. Mind helps people take control of their mental health. We do this by providing high-quality information and advice, and campaigning to promote and protect good mental health for everyone. They also provide a special legal service to the public, lawyers and mental health workers.
Anxiety UK (formerly National Phobics Society)
Helpline: 03444 775 774
Anxiety UK works to relieve and support those living with anxiety disorders by providing information, support and understanding via an extensive range of services, including 1:1 therapy. We work regularly with external agencies and healthcare professionals to improve services for those living with anxiety disorders. We also campaign to raise awareness of anxiety disorders.
Helpline: 0845 296 7877 (10-10 daily)
We live in a stressful time – there is always so much to do and too little time to do it, but we survive. The problem arises when we get trapped in the stress cycle, when everything seems too much and there is no peace. Our minds go into overdrive. Our aim is to provide guidance to help you overcome your anxiety problems, whether you are coping with general anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or the need to withdraw from tranquilisers or antidepressants. We cannot perform miracles, but we can help you to help yourself.
Helpline: 0844 967 4848
No Panic (National Organisation for Phobias, Anxiety, Neuroses, Information and Care) is a totally voluntary charity, whose aims are to aid the relief and rehabilitation of those people suffering from panic attacks, phobias, obsessive/compulsive disorders and other related anxiety disorders including tranquilliser withdrawal, and to provide support to sufferers and their families and or carers.
The site is designed to offer information, advice to those experiencing troublesome thoughts, feelings and actions. From the site you are able to print off various self-help guides covering conditions such as depression, anxiety, stress, panic and sleep problems.
Helpline: 0800 11 11
ChildLine is a counselling service for children and young people. You can contact ChildLine in these ways: You can phone on 0800 1111, send us an email, have a 1-2-1 chat with us, send a message to Ask Sam and you can post messages to the ChildLine message boards. You can contact ChildLine about anything - no problem is too big or too small.If you are feeling scared or out of control or just want to talk to someone you can contact ChildLine.
Helpline: 0808 802 5544
Parents' Information Service gives advice to parents or carers who may be concerned about the mental health or emotional well being of a child or young person.