Anxiety Leeds are a peer support group for people suffering from anxiety and panic attacks. They help people feel better about themselves and understand that they are not alone.
They meet on a fortnightly basis, offering emotional and practical support to manage anxiety and improve our quality of life. Everyone who attends is an anxiety sufferer, including the facilitators, so everyone in the room can relate to your experiences. The atmosphere is warm, supportive and non-judgemental. Everyone is there for the same thing: to share their experiences and help each other.
You do not need to book in advance: just turn up! It is an open group with no attendance commitment. However, if you have any questions or would like them to meet you at the hospital entrance and walk in with you, you can contact them via email email@example.com.
Meetings are held on the second and fourth Monday of each month. They run from 6:30pm to 8:15pm. The next meetings will be held on:
- 13 May
- 27 May (bank holiday)
- 10 June
- 24 June
- 8 July
- 22 July
- 12 August
- 26 August
- 9 September
- 23 September
- 14 October
- 28 October
- 11 November
- 25 November
- 9 December
Meetings take place at the Leeds General Infirmary. They have step by step directions to the room. It will usually have a sign on the door saying “self-help group”.
Leeds General Infirmary
Great George Street
Who can attend Anxiety Leeds meetings?
Anyone who suffers from anxiety, panic attacks or related mental health difficulties. You do not need a referral from a GP or support worker.
As the group is peer support, mental health professionals are not welcome to attend (unless they are attending in a purely personal capacity regarding their own problems).
Can I bring someone else along to support me?
Yes, you are welcome to bring a friend or support worker with you.
Is there a fee to attend?
No, it is free to attend. However, if you are able to contribute, you are welcome to make a donation of £5 to cover the group running costs.
Can under 18s attend?
Yes, but they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
What time do meetings start?
Meetings start at 6:30 pm.
Do I have to be there on time? And stay to the end?
No. Most people choose to attend the whole session, but you are welcome to turn up at any point and leave at any point also.
Do I need to book in advance?
No. Meetings are run drop-in style, so you can just turn up.
What is the age range of people who attend? Will I be the youngest/oldest person there?
They have a broad age range at the group. Both students and retired people are typically represented. Of course, they cannot predict who will attend any one particular meeting, but most have people at both ends of the spectrum.