Carina McEvoy, a mother of two, former secondary school teacher and now cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) practitioner based in Gorey, Co Wexford, would love to get the message out that anxiety is normal and that we don’t have to suffer it, or fight it - we just have to learn about it.

“In my own life, it’s when I stopped fighting my anxiety and learned why it’s there and started to challenge my thoughts – that’s when it really settled down.”