About Us

Jo Brand: President

Anxiety Alliance is run by former anxiety sufferers, so they fully understand the physical feelings and negative thoughts that sufferers have. The co-founders have a combined experience of over fifty years helping, advising and supporting both sufferers of anxiety disorders and their family and friends.

Our aim is to provide guidance to help you overcome your anxiety problems, whether you are coping with general anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or the need to withdraw from tranquillisers or antidepressants. We cannot perform miracles, but we can help you to help yourself.

What we can offer:

  • A confidential helpline, available from 10am to 10pm every day on 0345 296 7877. Calls are charged at local rate. This number can also be accessed overnight for guided relaxation.
  • Email support – 
  • Telephone-based and online self-help groups 
  • Fact sheets about different conditions, to explain why you are feeling the way you do and what you can do to help yourself.
  • Relaxation CDs.
  • Book Shop features books available through Amazon which we have read and recommend.  
  • Members of Anxiety Alliance receive a quarterly newsletter via post/email.

We train all our own volunteers up to NVQ standard, so if you feel you would like to help, then please contact our Registered Address for more information.

We are here to offer you ways in which you can begin to regain control of your life.


 Anxiety Alliance is a member of The Mental Health Helplines Partnership


Jo Brand (Honorary President)

Janet Head

Dr Jeffrey Schwartz


Keith Carter

Sheila Harris

Lesley Hobbs