Frequently asked questions

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. We ask those who are able to contribute for a donation of £5 to cover the room hire and group costs, but this is not required.

Can under 18s attend?

Yes, but they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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. Our 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?

We have a broad age range at the group. Both students and retired people are typically represented. Of course, we cannot predict who will attend any one particular meeting, but most have people at both ends of the spectrum.

I am a mental health professional / student / researcher. Can I attend?

Sorry, no. The group is peer support, so is only open to those struggling with anxiety-related issues in a personal capacity.