We are looking for people who have experienced Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) to help us and our partners with an awareness campaign that kicks off next week. People who suffer with GAD often describe themselves as suffering with ‘free floating anxiety’ which can be likened to the ‘whack the crocodile’ game at an arcade – they resolve one issue but no sooner has this been done when another worry pops up. Racing thoughts, loss of concentration, and an inability to focus are also characteristic of GAD.
Taking part will involve talking to the press about how GAD has affected you and, if interested, contacting your MP to help raise their awareness of the condition and mental health. Media work with likely take place from Monday, 26th November and engaging with MPs will follow, culminating with an event at Parliament in the New Year.
We're looking for a wide range of people to get involved so to find out more, email firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief description of how GAD has affected you, your name, age and where you live.
With your help, we can increase awareness of GAD, providing people with the support they need to manage the condition.