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Carl's anxiety had built up over years - he knew he needed help.

Carl's story

I'd worked at a bank for 17 years, and looking back I'd say my anxiety had built up over the past three years.

Over this time I’d increasingly been affected by personal issues at home, never ending change at work and the new pressure of caring for my grandparents.

I got more-and-more anxious as my social life  deteriorated as a result my sleep became increasingly poor. On reflection I think this is part of the reason I couldn’t maintain a personal relationship.
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I'd been affected by anxiety for years but hadn't realised.

How BWC helped 

Carl contacted us after completing our Stress Check which had helped him realise he wasn't managing his stress which he felt had contributed to his feelings of anxiety.

After a long chat with Carl we agreed that he would benefit from an  assessment with our partner Anxiety UK. Following the assessment Carl took part in six sessions of counselling. When these were completed he was provided with ongoing access to a range of resources to help him manage his stress.

Carl got in touch recently to let us know that the counselling had helped him enormously. He continues to access the stress management resources says he feels more able to manage when facing stressful situations.

More help

  • Our support services

    The Bank Workers Charity exists to support current and former bank employees. Find out more about the services and support we provide.
  • How to check your benefits

    This simple benefits calculator helps you find out if you’re entitled to means-tested benefits. And it’ll indicate if you’re entitled to non-means tested benefits too.
  • Anxiety

    Anxiety is a normal reaction to fear or danger but in some cases it can be debilitating. Use this guide to learn about anxiety so you can begin to manage it.

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