Over 8 million people in the UK suffer from anxiety disorders, with women and the under 35s most affected. It’s widely acknowledged that we are in the midst of an anxiety epidemic and women, their loved ones, and the NHS are all struggling to cope.
Join us in our quest to understand more as we team up with The Pool to host an evening exploring anxiety and women.
Gemma Cairney is a multi-award winning broadcaster, writer, producer and general polymath. She currently presents The Surgery on BBC Radio 1, which focuses on tackling the everyday issues of young people and creating positive social action. Gemma is known for her irreverent approach, insatiable appetite for telling stories and sparkling imagination.
Susie Orbach is the founder of the Women’s Therapy Centre of London; a former columnist for The Guardian; a visiting professor at the London School of Economics; and the author of Fat is a Feminist Issue, which has sold over a million copies. She is probably the most famous psychotherapist to have set up couch in Britain since Sigmund Freud.
Estée Lalonde is one of the stand-out voices of the digital generation. A beauty and lifestyle blogger and social influencer, she has attracted a global audience of millions across her YouTube and social media platforms and is known for her friendly, honest and relatable personality. Her debut book Bloom is about discovering who you are and how you interpret that through the lifestyle choices you make.
The Pool is a platform for women who are too busy to browse. It produces interesting and inspiring original content on everything from people and politics to fashion and lifestyle. Co-founded by Lauren Laverne and Sam Baker in 2015, it has an enthusiastic and loyal following, including everyone in the 5×15 office.