No Panic is a registered charity which helps people who suffer from Panic Attacks, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and other related anxiety disorders including those people who are trying to give up Tranquillizers.
No Panic also provides support for the carers of people who suffer from anxiety disorders.
Severe anxiety and phobic disorders are a major and widespread problem. Recent surveys indicate that they affect up to 18% of the population of the United Kingdom.
- Up to 5 million with Agoraphobia
- Up to 1 million with social phobias
- Up to 4 million with specific phobias
- Up to 2 million with Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
- Up to 2 million on Tranquillizers, many long term
About 75% of anxiety disorder sufferers do not get professional help of any kind.
No Panic specialises in self-help recovery, providing people with the skills they need to manage their condition and work towards recovery, enabling them to lead more fulfilled lives.
All of No Panic’s support services are provided over the telephone to ensure that we can reach more sufferers regardless of how isolated they are. Also in many areas support services for mental health are very poor and not easily accessible for many sufferers.
Each year our helpline answers 75,000 calls per year with approximately 50% of that number not being able to get through due to call volume. In order to keep up with the increasing demand for our services it is essential that No Panic find a minimum of 40 new volunteers to train and work on our helpline each year, as well as to delivery our telephone support services.
Our Services Include:
- A confidential helpline that is staffed by trained volunteers on 0844 967 4848 and is available from 10am to 10pm every day of the year. After 10-00pm this number plays a recording of a Breathing and Relaxation Technique.
- Crisis Number Recording of the Breathing Technique 24/7 01952 680835
- For members who wish to make pen pals, No Panic provides a “Contact Book” service.
- Provides simple, easy to follow step-by-step written recovery programmes and guides for phobias and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
- Advice and support for people trying to come off tranquilizers is available.
- Information to raise public and professional awareness of the issues created by anxiety disorders.
- Self-help cognitive behaviour therapy as a basis for recovery.
- For members Recovery Groups teaching self help – Anxiety Management, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (on the telephone)
- Literature available, Books, CD’s, DVD’s on anxiety disorders
- Information and support is available for the families and carers of sufferers.
- Coffee Mornings and Social Evenings for members to get to know one another on the telephone
- Free information Pack on request. (Can be downloaded on the Web Site)