We were delighted to welcome Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain to the Warneford Hospital in Oxford during filming of Nadiya: Anxiety and Me which aired on BBC 1 on May 15, 2019.
WATCH: We were delighted to welcome and support Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain at the Warneford Hospital as she tackled anxiety and panic attacks as part of a BBC documentary this #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek @BegumNadiya @OCTC_Oxford @BBCOne https://t.co/HeuJNPTdC9 pic.twitter.com/81vVuU86Yo
Nadiya embarked on a course of cognitive behavioural therapy with clinical psychologist Paul Salkovskis, giving viewers a unique insight into mental healthcare at Oxford Health and inspiring the nation to talk about our mental health.
— BBC One (@BBCOne) May 15, 2019
She speaks bravely and honestly. At times, it’s a difficult process, revealing buried memories and key moments from her past. These sessions are raw and honest, but Nadiya hopes her openness will inspire others to seek help rather than suffer in silence.
She wants to understand how anxiety is affecting the nation’s health and meets fellow sufferers in the hope of understanding her own issues.
Thank you for all of the support on here tonight. I watched cautiously and felt nervous throughout but I really hope that now we're talking about it, we keep talking! It was difficult to make but worth every tear and sleepless night! We are in it together x
— Nadiya Jamir Hussain (@BegumNadiya) May 15, 2019
We're watching Nadiya: Anxiety and Me on BBC 1 – just spotted Nadiya's car pulling into the beautiful Warneford Hospital as she begins cognitive behavioural therapy.
After years of struggling with panic attacks and anxiety Nadiya felt the time was right to address a problem which had begun to dominate her life.
She revealed how racist childhood bullying had led her to fear for her life and, with Paul’s help, was able to understand how the fear she felt during a panic attacks was linked to when she genuine feared for her life as her head was held underwater in a school toilet.
Thanks Paul, set to record, lovely clip showing you gently helping her make sense of it. Well done @BegumNadiya so brave of you to share this and challenge stigma
— Wildwest (@SwimmingCat100) May 15, 2019
Diagnosing Nadiya with a panic disorder Paul explains research shows 80 per cent of people treated for the disorder can recover. Paul helped Nadiya reflect on the physical feelings she experienced during a panic attack and her emotional response to the same physical feelings when happy and excited.
— Ash (@AshCurryOcd) May 15, 2019
They talked about how safety behaviours, rather than keeping anxiety in check, were in fact feeding Nadiya’s anxiety and, with an impromptu trip to London, Paul was able to show Nadiya that the worst doesn’t always happen.
*Grinning* Thank you @BegumNadiya for being so honest and inspiring others to talk about #anxiety and #mentalhealth. Such a delight to see your joy arriving in London with clinical psychologist Paul Salkovskis @psalkovskis
Equipped with the skills to tackle her anxiety Nadiya knows she has a journey ahead of her. And the nation is behind her as she’s praised for opening up about her challenges and treatment.
Nadiya Hussain praised for on-screen anxiety treatment https://t.co/jjDDMXqYcz
— Paul Salkovskis (@psalkovskis) May 16, 2019
As she begins a cookery demonstration before a packed live audience Nadiya explains she would not usually wear her glasses and then would not be able to see the crowd. Putting them on she takes another step towards beating her anxiety.
Amazing as she put her glasses on.
— Liz Williams (@e32williams) May 15, 2019
Delighted to see our partner @OxfordHealthNHS welcome and support @BegumNadiya at the Warneford Hospital as she tackled anxiety and panic attacks as part of a BBC documentary. We’re so lucky to have amazing services in Oxford to support people #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek
— Restore (@oxrestore) May 16, 2019
— Mental Health Fdn (@mentalhealth) May 15, 2019
If you would like help and support with feeling of anxiety, sadness or stress we're here to help. If you live in #Oxfordshire contact #TalkingSpacePlus 01865 901222. In #Buckinghamshire give #HealthyMinds a call 01865 901600.
Did you watch Nadiya: Anxiety & Me on @BBCOne last night? Catch up on BBC iPlayer as Nadiya's open, honest & incredibly moving experience offers a unique insight into mental health care at Oxford Health. https://t.co/289rFKzd9k #NadiyaAnxietyAndMe #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek #MHAW