Can An App Really Help Your Agoraphobia?

Samantha Glass | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Tech
 Samantha Glass

Imagine waking up in the morning and being unable to take a step outside, imagine not being able to pop down to your local store or leave the house to visit family and friends. This is reality for those experiencing agoraphobia. The mere thought of leaving an individual's 'safe space' can result in a full blown panic attack.

What Is Agoraphobia?

Laura De Stefano | Posted 16.09.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Laura De Stefano

Agoraphobia is the fear of being away from your "safe place", the place where you feel you can handle anything that comes your way. (Or at least, you can handle it in your own way without being judged, or you can handle it "better".)

What Agoraphobia REALLY Looks Like

Laura De Stefano | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Laura De Stefano

The agoraphobic could be the girl who's sitting in the car, not getting out for five minutes, ten minutes, or not at all. It could be the girl who looks so perfectly happy and contented at home on the sofa that you wouldn't have any idea how fast that can change if you ask her to go into a situation that distresses her.

To Those I Love: A Letter to Be Shared

Laura De Stefano | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Laura De Stefano

Thank you for celebrating the good times with me, and for supporting me through the difficult times. I hope one day to be able to return the kindness, stability and love you have given me when you also need it most.

'Agoraphobic' World-Traveling Benefits Claimant Jailed

PA | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK

A woman who travelled the world while claiming benefits for her "agoraphobia" has been jailed for a year. Tracy Johnson, 52, claimed to be so unwel...

Revealed: The Top 13 Things Brits Are Scared Of

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In the past, we've met people who are scared of cats, buttons and vomiting, but none of these have made the cut for the top 13 list compiled in a YouG...

Three Ways You Can Actually Make Money From Home, Written by an Agoraphobic

Rebecca Walton | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK
Rebecca Walton

As someone who fears leaving my house, I know all too well the difficulties of being told that you're fit for work by ATOS or the DWP, when you're not. After all, who is going to employ someone who can't actually go to the workplace?

We're Not Mad or Broken... But We Do Hope You Enjoy the Programme!

Rebecca Walton | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Rebecca Walton

Over the course of 6-8 months, 25 young people with mental health disorders were asked to film their lives, for a groundbreaking documentary. In January of 2013, I was one of those people to be asked. At first, I couldn't think of anything worse than putting an iPhone in front of my face, especially during my worst moments.

You Have Agoraphobia Too - Kind Of

Rebecca Walton | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Walton

When it comes to leaving the house there are strict limits in which I feel comfortable. These limits tend to be around 5 minutes walk away from my front door and I will never venture out alone. How many of us really enjoy going somewhere on our own?

'Jedward Saved My Life'

WENN | Posted 17.03.2012 | Home

A teenage fan has credited Jedward with saving her life recently after the twins helped the agoraphobia sufferer leave the house. 17-year-old Rubee...