Podcast: Health Anxiety

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Health anxiety, a condition so common and relevant, yet so misunderstood and under-discussed. Also, did you know, in the wake of the pandemic, it has affected more people than ever?

In today’s episode, we explore the truths behind health anxiety and the tackle most common questions. We are joined by Philippa Spencer, a Chartered Psychologist with 20+ years of experience. Philippa has been on the front rows supporting the mental and emotional wellbeing of NHS professionals as well as many others, and we love working with her.

Episode Questions:

  1. What is health anxiety?
  2. Up to what point is it normal to be concerned about our health?
  3. How has the pandemic impacted people’s levels of health anxiety?
  4. How common is health anxiety and why do people develop it?
  5. What can we do to best manage health anxiety?
  6. What can people do for themselves?
  7. What are the recommended treatments?


Quickfire Questions:

  1. How can you help someone else who is clearly struggling?
  2. What is one phrase to tell them?
  3. What can you do for someone who has started showing signs of health anxiety?
  4. What can you do as an organisation when people don’t want to come back into the office?
  5. What can you do as a team leader?


Bonus: Signposting to resources and support services

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