Frequently Asked Questions

Can anyone attend No Panic Sheffield Groups?

Yes anyone over the age of 18 who has panic attacks or other related anxiety conditions such as social anxiety, OCD, phobias or negative thoughts can attend our groups. You do not need to be referred by a GP or other professional. Just get in touch with us by email 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 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 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 have been attending our group for years and prefer to come along regularly to keep their anxiety under control, others come as and when they need support. We welcome members to attend as often as they need, there is no end limit on attending sessions and you can come as frequently or as infrequently as you need.

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.  You need to be over 18 to attend our groups.  We ask that you are ready to participate in a group therapy environment.  The group may not be appropriate for everyone, some people will need help on a one to one basis from a health professional and should contact IAPT if this is your preferred approach.

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