Frequently Asked Questions

Can anyone attend No Panic Sheffield Groups?

Yes anyone who suffers from panic attacks and anxiety problems can attend our groups. You do not need to be referred by a GP or other professional. Just get in touch with us and we will arrange for you to come to a group.

Can I bring a friend or support worker?

Yes you can bring a friend or support worker to our group.

Is information I share at group kept confidential?

All group members are asked to respect the confidentiality of the other members and not to discuss the issues raised at the group with anyone outside the group.

Is there a charge for No Panic Sheffield Groups?

No – we do not charge for our groups but we do ask for a small donation of £3 to help cover our room hire and refreshment costs.

How can attending a group help me?

Our facilitators are trained in the CBT approach, and help members to develop a positive outlook towards coping with anxiety. Group members also share experiences and helpful ways they have developed to cope with their anxiety.

How many sessions should I attend?

There is no set number of sessions you need to attend. Many members prefer to come along regularly to keep their anxiety under control, others come to a few meetings and then feel able to cope on their own without attending group. They are welcome to return to the group at any time if they suffer a set back or feel they need more support.

What sort of people attend groups?

Our groups are attended by a diverse range of people of all ages and backgrounds. We offer support to everyone who needs help with anxiety. The number of people at each meeting varies considerably from a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 12 people.

What if there is not a group at a convenient time and location for me?

There are a number of telephone support groups available run by organisations such as Anxiety UK 08444 775 774, Mind , No Panic 0844 967 4848