Topic outline

  • Introduction

    A free online course from the OpenLearn section of the Open University. The link gives you immediate access to begin the course.
    Panic attacks: what they are and what to do about them is a free course that should be helpful to anyone who experiences panic or panic attacks, for their family and friends, and anyone more generally interested in mental health and mental health treatment.

    3 hours study
    Level 2: Intermediate

    No account required. 

    (If you do decide to create an account and enrol for free you receive a free statement of participation.)


    • Learning outcomes

      After studying this course, you should be able to:

      • provide a definition of panic and panic attack

      • understand aspects of the personal experience of panic attacks

      • understand some key ideas about why people have panic attacks

      • know where someone experiencing panic attacks might get help or help themselves.