No Panic Sheffield was originally set up in February 2009 with funding from Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Trust for a fixed period of 2 years. After this time No Panic Sheffield became a voluntary organisation entirely reliant on grants and donations to fund our work. In January 2015 we were awarded registered charity status by the Charities Commission. Reg Charity No (No 1160004) and our aims are to provide help and support for people who have panic attacks, phobias, OCD and other related anxiety disorders. We also offer support to the families and carers of sufferers.
We have over 100 members, many of whom attend our self help groups on a regular basis. Other members access us at times of need and manage their anxiety successfully with our support.
We have two established groups in the city centre which are held fortnightly on Thursday mornings and Wednesday evenings.
Our groups are all run by Volunteer Facilitators who have all been trained in self help recovery techniques and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
All of our income is from donations, grant funding and fundraising - we have no paid staff.
We are affiliated to No Panic UK a national charity which provides a confidential helpline – for details visit www.nopanic.org.uk
The aim of No Panic Sheffield is to support and help people to overcome their anxiety problems and to give them a more positive outlook
Anxiety is something we all experience from time to time. Some people are overwhelmed by feelings of anxiety and it prevents them from performing every day tasks and activities. This has a negative effect on their lives and on their happiness.
Our groups are attended only by people with anxiety problems, The group facilitators help members manage their feelings of anxiety and related behaviours using techniques based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Members are encouraged to develop positive ways of thinking and to find ways to manage their anxiety so that they can regain control of their lives.
At group meetings everyone has the opportunity to speak if they wish.
We welcome anyone to our groups, people with anxiety, their family members or carers. There is no charge for attendance, we ask for a small donation to help us to cover our costs