Andy Boardman

Andy loves delving into the science behind how our brains work. He manages stress by trying out new recipes or booking his next trip to Europe.

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Merry Christmas from ManageMinds

Season's greetings! Read more about how ManageMinds can help you over the period, and get extra support 24/7.

Here's How to Create Your Own Mental Health Self-Care Kit

Need relief from anxiety or panic? Learn the benefits of having a self-care kit, and see just how easy it is to create your own.

3 Things You Need to Know About Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

DBT is often used to help people who experience intense emotions achieve balance and control. Read this article to learn more about this talking therapy.

Can You Be an Extrovert with Social Anxiety?

If you were to picture an extrovert in your mind, you'd likely think of an outgoing, vivacious social butterfly. Meanwhile, think of someone with social anxiety, and you'd likely imagine someone shy and withdrawn, who avoids social situations as muc...

Beat Your Phobia with SMART Goals

Finding it hard to overcome a phobia? SMART goals could help you to make real, visible progress. Learn more by reading this post and downloading our worksheet.

About to Go on a Long Drive? Here's How to Manage Your Anxiety

Whether you’re visiting loved ones, moving home or just taking a good old fashioned road trip, there are times when you may need to get behind the wheel for more time than you’re used to. However, it’s common to experience some degree of anxiety whe...

Is It OK to Still Feel Anxious About COVID?

Years of COVID-related restrictions have left many of us struggling with mental health conditions. In this article, we'll explore what to do if you still feel anxiety over COVID-19.

Guide to Self-Report Questionnaires for Anxiety

From HAM-A to GAD-7, there are a number of different self-report questionnaires for anxiety. Join us as we break down the differences between them all.

Welcome to ManageMinds

New to ManageMinds and want to learn more about us? In this post, we'll introduce ourselves and answer some frequently asked questions.

How Was Anxiety Treated in the 1900s?

At the beginning of the twentieth century, today's anxiety disorders hadn't even been defined, and modern therapies were still decades away. So, how was anxiety treated in the 1900s? In this article, we investigate.

Can a Psychopath Suffer from Health Anxiety?

Psychopaths are often thought of as emotionless and unaffected by anxiety. However, studies have found that the reality is more complex. Here, we'll examine whether psychopaths can experience health anxiety.

How Reliable Is GAD-7? Sensitivity and Specificity

To determine the accuracy of diagnostic tests, we need to know their sensitivity and specificity. In this article, we'll explore these values for GAD-7, and determine how much stock you should put in it.