The pressure of an increasingly demanding work culture in the UK is perhaps the biggest and most pressing challenge to the mental health of the general population.
Jonathan, 18, has experienced extreme panic attacks and anxiety which threatened to mar his first year at university. "I have been undergoing the fight with anxiety and panic for as long as I can remember. I have struggled with it throughout my education and personal life and it has been a large factor of my life for so long, that I just learnt to deal and live with it, even though at this point I had no clue that what I was experiencing was anxiety and panic attacks . "In August 2013, I had my worst panic attack that I have ever had and was at this point, that I knew I really had to do...
'Making mindfulness part of our everyday is the key to its success'
The story of Shepperd's Hill Nursery, who practice mindfulness with their children.
Scott Stossel: 'I think many anxious people can benefit from mindfulness'
Scott Stossel is the editor of online magazine, The Atlantic and author of bestselling book My Age of Anxiety.
"Mindfulness has given me my life back"
Jack, 47, works in sales at an IT Software company, while he is also a keen sailor. He lives with his wife and three children in North London.
Theo's Story: "I watched my brother's battle with M.E. so I knew what I was in store for"
TheoÂ tells us about having his life put on hold and why conversations with friends aren't easy anymore. It was just before my 17th Birthday that I started getting ill. I thought it might be some sort of virus but the longer it went on, the longer I thought it might be something more serious. I was formally diagnosed with M.E. around six months later. I had watched my brother's battle with M.E. so I already knew what I was in store for. The consultant who diagnosed me said at the time âdon't worry, it's not like you're going to dieâ which I supposed was true but knowing that I would be...
James' story: "Mindfulness isn't all 'airy-fairy' like I thought it was"
James, 21, is from West Yorkshire. He is studying business and economics and is in his final year of university.