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Trescothick Joins Leading Anxiety Charity As Patron

Anxiety UK

Anxiety UK, Britain’s leading anxiety disorders charity, is thrilled to announce that Marcus Trescothick has joined the organisation as Patron.

Marcus has himself suffered with anxiety and depression, and has recently described his experiences of struggling with anxiety in his autobiography Coming Back To Me. “I am delighted and proud to be a Patron of Anxiety UK,” said Marcus. “People often don’t understand how debilitating anxiety disorders can be, and the devastating effect that they have on the lives of sufferers and their families. I want to help Anxiety UK to reduce the stigma attached to these conditions, so others don’t have to feel the shame and embarrassment that I did. There are many treatments and therapies which can help, and I would advise other sufferers to get help sooner rather than later.”

Marcus Trescothick
Marcus Trescothick, pictured here during Somerset's 2009 season launch © Action Images

Anxiety UK’s Chief Executive, Nicky Lidbetter, is delighted to have Marcus on board. “A large part of our work at Anxiety UK is trying to raise awareness of anxiety disorders and reduce the stigma that sufferers feel. Having someone like Marcus Trescothick as Patron is fantastic, because he is so successful and talented. It shows that anyone can suffer with anxiety; this really is an issue which affects us all – and nobody need be too ashamed to get out there and seek the help they need.”

The experiences described by Marcus Trescothick in his autobiography include symptoms of panic disorder, separation anxiety, health anxiety and Generalised Anxiety Disorder – and these are all anxiety disorders which can be effectively treated with a range of therapies.

Anxiety UK offers support, advice and fast access to reduced-cost therapies to anxiety sufferers throughout Britain. For more information about anxiety disorders and treatment options go to www.anxietyuk.org.uk

Anxiety UK has launched an appeal for funds, as demand for their services is going through the roof due to the economic crisis. Calls to the telephone helpline have doubled in recent months, and emails requesting support are up 400%. Trescothick says “I would encourage anyone who has experienced anxiety to support Anxiety UK through making a donation. We know how badly anxiety sufferers need help and support, because we have been there and experienced the terrible effects that anxiety can have on your life. It is difficult for those people who have never experienced to truly understand the debilitating impact that anxiety disorders can have on people’s lives, so because of this we need to take care of each other through supporting the vital work of Anxiety UK.”

Please donate at www.anxietyuk.org.uk/support or by calling 08444 775 774.