Anxiety is a healthy reaction to stimuli and keeps you safe in threatening situations by triggering the fight, flight or freeze response. Anxiety becomes problematic when your response system is constantly in this high state of alert without being under threat.
Anxiety can be isolating and impact on self esteem and confidence. Developing coping strategies to manage anxiety and promote self care can be beneficial.
Sharing your experiences and learning about other people’s anxieties and the tools they use to manage their thoughts and feelings can reduce isolation and provide ideas of good practice.
Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes have launched an online resource with the organisation Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM). This online forum provides a safe space to learn from others and become part of the discussion and community.