Are you a carer looking after someone with anxiety or a physical illness and you actually are feeling anxious and stressed?
If you are looking after someone with an anxiety disorder would you like to understand more about it? Sufferers can and do overcome their illness. With your help and support they will recover much quicker. A little understanding goes a long way.
The leaflet you can down load talks about how you can help in different anxiety disorders.
- Panic Attacks
- Social Phobia
- Different phobias
- Obsessive compulsive disorder
Our help line is open every day of the year from 10-00 am to 10-00pm. This is not just for people who suffer from anxiety but for you too. Sometimes you need to talk to someone.
A carer can play a major role in helping a sufferer to get better. Firstly you must accept that your sufferer is not “putting it on” or “making up” the illness. An anxiety disorder is a genuine illness. Many people tell sufferers to “pull themselves together” or “get a grip”. This is not at all helpful as sufferers would if they could. After all who would want or choose to live the life they do!
Maybe there are local face to face groups in your areas. You could try your local Library or Citizens Advice. Your local Doctor’s surgery may know of a number you can contact.
By joining No Panic and becoming a member will help the person you are caring for and yourself. You may need someone to talk to or feeling anxious. We are here to help you. We do Recovery Groups for the person you are looking after and this also may help you. We have a contact booklet where you can get in touch with other members with similar problems.Carer’s Leaflet