Anxiety is common and we know that 59% of people with axial SpA (AS) experience mental health problems. If you’re experiencing anxiety, you’re not alone. We’ve put together some resources that you may find helpful.
If you would like to speak to someone, visit our wellbeing page for a list of organisations you can contact via their Helpline. For advice on managing your axial SpA (AS), please contact our Helpline.
Breathing and Relaxation Techniques
Dealing with axial SpA (AS) during a pandemic
Dave Smithson from Anxiety UK joined Zoë Clark, our Self Management Programme Officer, to explain different coping techniques for managing anxiety during the Covid-19 pandemic. He includes some practical techniques and helpful insights.
Download Anxiety UK’s coping with lockdown workbook.
What is resilience?
In this blog, Zoë Clark brings together what we’ve learnt from coping with the Covid-19 pandemic with the skills people with axial SpA (AS) develop to manage the condition and the effect it has on our lives.
For more information on looking after your emotional wellbeing, including a list of organisations you can contact for help and support, visit our wellbeing page.
Every Mind Matters
The NHS and Public Health England have created a hub of advice, support and resources for your mental health. Visit Every Mind Matters for topics including coping with loneliness, self-care for younger people, creating a personalised mind plan and more.