A SERIES of events in the county are set to highlight anxiety disorders as part of mental health awareness week.
Events being held in Herefordshire this week are designed to highlight what Herefordshire's 2gether NHS Foundation Trust does to help people suffering with anxiety, panic, phobias and related conditions.
Rachel Parham-Connolly, clinical team lead for the trust’s Let’s Talk service in Herefordshire, said that while anxiety is a common condition, it is one which can have a serious impact on sufferers and their quality of life.
“We are all anxious from time to time, and this is to be expected, particularly when we are worried about exams, job interviews, money or major life events,” she said.
“But when anxiety starts to take over for a long period of time and impact on our ability to get the most out of life, it becomes a problem.
“There are ways to overcome anxiety, so I would encourage anyone who is suffering with it to seek the help available from us and other support organisations.”
Let’s Talk provides a specific stress and anxiety course, alongside the other courses it runs across Herefordshire, such as emotional wellbeing and overcoming panic.
The educational courses are delivered by cognitive behavioural therapists.
Members of the Let's Talk team will be available to talk about the service and what it can offer from 1pm to 4.30pm at Hereford Library today.
An event is taking place at Asda on Belmont Road on Thursday from 11am until 2pm.
The team will also be at the Larruperz Centre, in Ross-on-Wye on Friday between 1.30pm and 4.30pm.
For more information or to book on the Let’s Talk courses, visit talk2gether.nhs.uk or call 0800 073 2200.