Anxiety can be life limiting, with constant worry, feelings of fear or dread, overthinking or catastrophising about the future and the many physical symptoms that accompany it.
It can feel very lonely, especially if others have trouble understanding how you are feeling.
Joining a support group can be a real comfort, being amongst others who experience similar feelings to yourself and being amongst people who understand what you are going through.
In his book, feel better Fast and Make it Last, Dr Amen said 'Humans require social interaction to stay healthy. We have a fundamental need to belong that's just as important as our need for food and water’.
A support group can provide you with that essential social interaction, you do not have to struggle on your own.
On Tuesday the 13th of April I will be starting the new Dorset Anxiety Support Group to provide local Dorset adults the opportunity to be part of a local support group.