Illness Types - Anxiety

Anxiety is more than just feeling stressed or worried.

Anxious feelings are a normal reaction to a situation where a person feels under pressure – for example, meeting work deadlines, sitting exams or speaking in front of a group of people. However, for some people these anxious feelings happen for no apparent reason or continue after the stressful event has passed. For a person experiencing anxiety, anxious feelings cannot be brought under control easily. Anxiety can be a serious condition that makes it hard for a person to cope with daily life.

Anxiety is the most common mental health condition in Australia. On average, one in four people – one in three women and one in five men – will experience anxiety at some stage in their life. In a 12-month period, over two million Australians experience anxiety.1 Anxiety is common, but the sooner people with anxiety get help, the more likely they are to recover.

Fact Sheets & Links

Follow these links for more information on anxiety .
Beyondblue Fact Sheet on Anxiety: Click Here
Anxiety Network Australia: Click Here factsheets: Click Here
Understanding Anxiety Website Click Here

You Tube Videos: As well as the video below there are a number of DVD’s on anxiety.


A short personal story

There are a number of different anxiety disorders which can include the following:

There are many health professionals and services available to help with anxiety information, treatment and support, and there are many things that people with anxiety can do to help themselves. Visit any of these pages for more information on treatments and how to get help.

Mental Health First Aid Guidelines

Panic Attacks View PDF

Adult Guidelines following Trauma View PDF