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Battling to come to grips with a physical illness? Get support from a free hotline in Tasmania, Australia

A chronic, life-altering, or life-threatening diagnosis can come as a shock. The effects of physical illness may make it hard to maintain a positive mental, emotional and spiritual outlook. There are counselors and volunteers at 1 helplines in Tasmania, Australia who you can confide in when you feel:

  • Like a burden to friends or family, and no longer a valuable member of society.
  • Grief about the health, mobility, social life and peace of mind that you have lost.
  • Afraid about the uncertainty of life and the pain you may feel from your symptoms.
  • Fear that you'll be defined by your medical condition, instead of who you really are.
  • Worry that you are a burden and no longer as active or capable as before.
  • That your medical condition is having a negative impact on your mental health and wellbeing.
  • Denial, reluctance or an inability to accept your diagnosis or medical condition.
  • Isolated from friends and family due to the physical and mental effects of your condition.

Depending on your illness, personality, age, lifestyle and home support system, there are a range of difficult emotions you may be feeling. Illness can be life-changing, and it is always unexpected.

Facing the challenges of physical illness requires strength that can sometimes only come through support. There are volunteers and counselors in Tasmania, Australia who are waiting to hear your concerns and help you find the emotional strength and resilience within you. Asking for help doesn't mean you're weak – it shows that you are human.


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