Understanding Anxiety

3 million Australians are living with anxiety or depression

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.

Anxiety is common, but the sooner people with anxiety get support, the more likely they are to recover.

Types of Anxiety 

Feeling  Anxious about a variety of things most days

Generalised Anxiety

Fear of going to social places, meeting new people.

Fear of being criticised or embarrassed

Social Anxiety

Frequent or infrequent attacks of panic.

With physical symptoms that leave you feeling out of control.

Panic Disorders

Mother and Baby

Fear of separating from caregiver,

Fear of being alone,

Fear that something bad will happen if you are not together

Separation Anxiety


Compulsive or intrusive thoughts or behaviours


Landscape with Animals

Fearful feelings and thoughts about a situation or thing.

Fears and Phobia's

Physical Signs You May Experience With Anxiety

Racing Thoughts

Pounding heart

Tight Chest

Shaking & Trembling


Tight Jaw

Shortness of breath


Teeth Grinding

Stomach ache

Feeling hot

Feeling fearful

Anxious Behaviour

Avoiding People

Negative Self Talk


Avoiding Situations

Struggling to study and learn

Feeling a sense of injustice

Low self-esteem

Needing to control others

Sleep issues


Need to control situations


Emotional Symptoms of Anxiety

Ruling out all the positives

Feeling Overly


Ruminating Thoughts

Feeling Angry

Feeling of pending doom

Frustrated about how things "should be"