Anxious or Anxiety?: The signs and solutions to the anxiety crisis

Anxiety is on the rise during the pandemic – and it’s affecting everyone. Tracey Moggeridge, Mindfulness Practitioner at business psychology firm Pearn Kandola, encourages people to address their anxiety and call it out as an action for self-care.

As if 2020 wasn’t challenging enough, people still started this year with moderate or severe anxiety. In fact, 42% of adults reported having high anxiety levels due to the virus, according to a recent study by the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

This is largely due to the mass redundancies, furlough and working from home – none of which we thought we would continue to see in 2021. With furlough extended until March, many have spent almost a year isolated at home, scared to leave for fear of getting ill or passing on the virus, while others have been heroically battling it on the front line.

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