Generalised anxiety and worry

Many people worry and some would describe themselves as a worrier. Worrying can be normal but too much can cause distress and impact on our wellbeing, this short 3-minute video will highlight the key features of generalised anxiety:

For more information on generalised anxiety and worry, such as the way it can impact our thinking, behaviours, physical sensations, and emotions along with some self-help interventions on ways to manage it then this self-help guide may be useful.

Resources to support generalised anxiety and worry

1. If you want an immediate NHS approved online Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) programme that helps manage worrying over 6 to 8 modules then check out Silvercloud using your LJMU email to gain instant access. 

2. Togetherall offers an online easily accessible platform to anonymously reach out to others via forums, carry out self-assessment on anxiety and access a range of self-help courses such as managing stress and worry, problem solving, assertiveness training, improving sleep and stop procrastinating all of which could help decrease the anxiety. 

3. Some key features of anxiety include trouble relaxing and sleep problems, therefore you may also want to look at the information on relaxation and meditation, along with sleep advice available via the main Wellbeing Hub page.

4. Other issues such as money and home-life can lead to us worrying, you might find this debt advice useful. 

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

Staff can use the Vivup EAP service to speak to a trained counsellor 24/7, 365 days a year. To access the support line, call 0330 380 0658 and mention you are LJMU staff or visit the website.