Getting help for anxiety

Looking for an anxiety test or a way to figure out if you have anxiety problems? Find out when you need to get help or information. There are a few different screening services, as well as support services to help you get through it. Want to nerd up on anxiety and how to manage it? There are places to get more info as well.

This can help with:

  • Worry, fear or anxiety ruling your life
  • Being really obsessive
  • Abnormally scared by something
  • Can’t get over something that happened
  • Worried about having an anxiety disorder
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When you need to get help or info

Looking for an anxiety test or some guidance? If fear, worry, anxiety or obsession is causing a major problem for what could otherwise be an awesome life, you might need to look up some of these services. First up, read up what to do about feelings of anxiety to see if you can manage it yourself, and if not, skill up on anxiety disorders to see if you’ve got something to worry about.

Screening and treatment services

Beyondblue or Youth BeyondBlue
They have screening questionnaires for depression and anxiety, as well as information about many disorders

Anxiety Online
Online screening and assessment program, as well as e-therapy available (has a cost)

Other support services

Mental health advice, support and information for young people. Youth workers and psychologists available to speak to. Available in all states and territories.

BRAVE Self-Help
A great online therapy tool, that can be completed at home and at your own pace. BRAVE Self-Help is available to all young people living in Australia aged 7 to 17 years, as well as versions of the program for parents.

An online cognitive behaviour therapy for working through anxiety. Most helpful if used alongside professional help.

Places to get more information

Anxiety Recovery Centre
This organisation provides information on a wide range of disorders, including: obsessive compulsive disorder, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder/agoraphobia, generalised anxiety disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, trichotillomania, hoarding, depression, specific phobias. They also:

  • Give treatment options (CBT, deep breathing, meditation), support groups and recovery programs
  • Provide a helpline that can help with referral to a mental health professional

If you want to hear from others, watch this 3-minute video about feeling stressed, anxious and worried. 

What can I do now?

Last reviewed: 30 March, 2016
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  • EloiseRose    (1236 days ago)

    Hey @SamDanny

    Im sorry to hear usual exercises don't work for you, some things don't work for everyone. I would suggest talking to a health professional about the chest pain and tooth aches. I know when my anxiety is really bad i grind my teeth in my sleep which gives me a tooth ache as well. The best thing i found was talking it through with someone.

  • Sam Danny    (1236 days ago)

    With my anxiety I suffer severe chest pains. None of the usual exercises work. Sometimes they are so bad my back teeth ache