Everyone feels anxious at times; it’s our body’s way of keeping us alert. But it becomes an issue when worry or fear starts to interfere with your day-to-day life. Learn more about the different types of anxiety disorders, and how to manage your own levels of anxiety effectively. Get some more information about anxiety and the most common types of anxiety here.
Georgia's story: What happens when you feel too anxious to go to school
In high school, Georgia experienced school refusal – which is when someone experiences severe distress or anxiety about school, and so refuses to attend. She shares what it was like, and how she and her family got through it together.
What is anxiety?
Worried about how anxious you feel? Learn about anxiety, what the symptoms are and what next steps you can take.
How to manage anxiety and stress
It’s totally normal to feel stressed or anxious from time to time, but there’s lots of things you can do to feel a bit better. Learn how to deal with anxiety here.
How to cope if you're feeling anxious about going to school
If you’ve been having a tough time and feel you can’t go to school because of it, you might be experiencing school refusal. Here’s how to cope with and find support for school refusal.
What can you do if nothing is working?
It can be tricky to find the right kind of help for your mental health. If things aren't working, here are some next options you can consider.
Everything you need to know about panic attacks
Nearly 40 per cent of Australians will have a panic attack at least once in their life. Learn more about panic attacks and how to manage them.
How to get help for anxiety
Do you often get anxious? Is it starting to affect your life and relationships? Find out how to get help for anxiety online now with ReachOut.
6 ways to help a friend with depression or anxiety
Check out our tips for helping a friend with mental health concerns, but remember to look after yourself, too.
How Ben (The Naked Farmer) deals with his anxiety
Hear Ben's story about anxiety, the importance of family support and the tools he uses to cope.
How to help someone having a panic attack
Panic attacks can be scary at any age. Knowing how to help someone having a panic attack can make a huge difference. Gain some helpful tips here.
Support services for depression and anxiety
You don’t have to deal with depression or anxiety on your own. Find out where to seek more information on depression and anxiety.
Generalised anxiety disorder
Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) occurs when a person worries so excessively and uncontrollably that it starts to affect their life. Learn more about GAD.
Social anxiety disorder
There are signs to indicate that somebody might have social anxiety disorder. There are also effective treatments available.
Practical ways to cope with climate anxiety
Hearing about climate change can be distressing. Here are some tips on how to cope.
What is agoraphobia?
Agoraphobia is an anxiety disorder characterised by a fear of having a panic attack in a situation that is difficult to escape from or where help may not be available.
How Jasmine dealt with anxiety and depression in high school
Jasmine shares how she managed her anxiety and depression while she was in high school, through tools and help including ReachOut.
Learn more about what a traumatic experience is, what are some common responses to trauma, and get some tips on how to cope.
4 things you might not know about OCD
OCD is a common, but often misunderstood, anxiety disorder. In this article, we talk about four things you might not know about this complex condition.
How to tell if you have a phobia
Read on to find out more about phobias and whether you might have one.
Acute stress and post-traumatic stress disorders
Learn to look for the signs of acute stress and PTSD, and if you think you suffer from either, it’s probably a good idea to seek support from a mental health professional.
Darren's story: Team mates to dream mates
Darren reflects on how playing a team sport helped him to get fit, cope with anxiety and find his community.