From time to time No Panic receives requests from the press for people to share their stories and raise awareness in print, on the radio and on the television. If you would like to get involved with any of these fantastic opportunities below please follow the instructions.
Naomi from the BBC is doing a photo story on Mental Health. Where she wants to tell the story through pictures of objects that bring people comfort. You can be anonymous but your comforting objects would be photographed. If you’d be willing to take part or would like to talk about this opportunity further please email our publicity officer firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sophie from Nottingham Trent University is doing a study on the impact of an anxiety disorder diagnosis on the stigma surrounding the issue. Through a survey she is hoping to anonymously show the relationship between the stigma of GAD and diagnosis. If you’d like to participate in this study then you can do so by following this link: https://ntupsychology.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/predicted-stigma-of-gad
Katie from the Daily Mail is writing a feature on extreme phobias and would like to talk to people who both suffer from and have recovered from their phobia. She would like to speak to people with a wide variety of phobias from the most common types to the more uncommon types. If you’d like to take part please contact our publicity officer by email on email@example.com.
Luc from the Airport Parking Shop is looking to do an article about the experiences and attitudes that people with a mental illness and their companions face when travelling either domestically or internationally. To help him do that he would like to hear your stories anonymously about your domestic and international travel through his survey here: https://airport-parking-shop.typeform.com/to/l6oc5I
Mosaic Films are looking for boys/ young men aged 11-16 who’ve experienced panic attacks to participate in an animated documentary for the BBC. Anyone who takes part would remain anonymous. You will not be filmed. Instead we will record your voice to create an animated character. The films will be used in schools and by organisations all over the UK to promote understanding of the pressures young people face.
If you think you or someone you know might be interested in taking part, please call Anita on: 0207 923 2994, or write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Study title: Evaluating the Effects of Mindfulness on Daytime Thoughts and Worries ERGO Study ID: 23141 Recruitment dates: 01/09/2016 – 1/04/17
Researcher: Liam Williams (Trainee Clinical Psychologist)
Do you think that you worry too much? Would you like to learn techniques that might help reduce worry?
If so, we would like to invite you take part in a new research project that will test whether different psychological exercises can help reduce daytime worry and distraction. For more information about the study and the potential benefits of taking part please follow the link to our website:
This Time Next Year
‘This Time Next Year’ is a show presented by Davina McCall and based on people making a pledge to the nation about what they would like to achieve in one year. We follow peoples’ journeys throughout the year to see their progress and – hopefully – see them fulfilling their goal and ambition.
This year we would very much like to meet people who are living with a phobia or OCD and who want to try to overcome this in some way over the next year. If you are interested you can find the application website here: https://www.thistimenextyearcasting.com/amb