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Phobias

Welcome to our Phobias self-help page. Here we explore what phobias are, potential causes, self-help techniques and what support and treatments are available. We also advise how friends and family can help

What are Phobias?

Phobias are a debilitating and overwhelming fear of particular situations such as people, places, situations, animals or feelings. For example, you may have an overwhelming fear of spiders or even people and social situations. Symptoms can range from sweating, trembling, and feeling nauseous to having chest pains and feeling detached from your body

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What do other people say about Phobias?

John shares his experience of social phobia and the steps he is taking to recover 

Jennifer shares her experience of living with emetophobia  
  

Useful Contacts

Anxiety UK

Overview: Information and support for people experiencing phobias and anxiety 
Telephone: 0844 477 5774 
Website: 
www.anxietyuk.org.uk

Be Mindful

Overview: Information about mindfulness and local courses available 
Website: 
www.bemindful.co.uk 

Elefriends

Overview: A supportive, online community for anyone with mental health problems 
Website: 
www.elefriends.org.uk

No Panic

Overview: Information and support for people with phobias, anxiety disorders and panic attacks 
Telephone: 0800 138 8889 
Website: 
www.nopanic.org.uk

No More Panic

Overview: Information and support for people experiencing anxiety disorders, panic and phobias 
Website: 
www.nomorepanic.co.uk

Triumph Over Phobia

Overview: Advice and information for people with phobias 
Telephone: 01225 571 740 
Website: 
www.topuk.org

References

Nhs.uk. (2016). Phobias - NHS Choices. [online] Available at: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Phobias/Pages/Introductionx [Accessed 10 Oct. 2016]

Mind.org.uk. (2016). Phobias | Mind, the mental health charity - help for mental health problems. [online] Available at: http://mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/phobias/ [Accessed 10 Oct. 2016]

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