Anxiety awareness in collaboration with Spink Health // 10.07.17 - Georgina Barkworth

Anxiety awareness in collaboration with Spink Health // 10.07.17

mental health, mental health awareness

I feel as though there is still a massive stigma, unfortunately, surrounding anxiety and what it is. It's so important to understand that anxiety can be on various levels but still effect lives significantly and the outcome of anxiety is specific to each individual. It’s an unease about something with an uncertain outcome – and that unease can exist even when the cause of the worry is gone. Often you can be worrying all the time, perhaps about things that are a regular part of everyday life or things that are unlikely to happen.

Often, I find many people not wanting to address the issues surrounding anxiety as their worries are most likely to either be brushed under the carpet or for someone to claim theirs is ‘worse’. Well, that’s not a thing. No one has it worse, issues are individual and can’t be compared.

Usually I am extremely busy, balancing my education with work, a social life, blogging among other things, which requires me to be hyper-organised and probably slightly over disciplined. I used a monthly calendar to get an overview of what I was doing then at the start of each day I’d fit what I had to get done such as classes, blog posts, studying, socialising, into time slots so that everything was ticked off and nothing went amiss.  For me this worked a treat and reduced my stress and kept me motivated through my A levels but I soon found issues when I had a lot of time on my hands.

I was left with very little to do over summer. I had a few holidays planned but nothing immediate and there are only so many times a week you can go out with friends to eat etc. I found myself unable to switch off at night time, not being able to sleep due to the excessive worrying about the uncertainty about how I’d be spending my time, which became upsetting. I found the Kalms Lavender One-A-Day Capsules really helpful for the temporary relief to help reduce the anxiety before I sleep and prevent insomnia.  They’re essentially capsules of Lavender oil that get to work within 30 minutes. (Kalms Lavender One-A-Day capsules are available in Boots, Asda and online at

The awareness of anxiety is so important, 1 in 5 people suffer from it and it’s twice as likely in women. It can lead to serious affects if it’s not dealt with. I’ve attached a Youtube video that gives some great advice in identifying anxiety and how to deal with it.

In collaboration with Spink Health



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