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Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support and information by phone, text message (SMS) and online chat. We help...


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PANDA (Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia) offers free and confidential support and information by phone. We exist to...


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Beyond Blue offers 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support by phone and online chat. We are here to help everyone in...


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Wellways Helpline offers free and confidential support and information over phone. We exist to help everyone in Australia who...


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Beyond Blue Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service offers 24/7, free and confidential support by phone and online chat....


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The Support Act Wellbeing Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7 counselling service for anyone working in Australian music or...


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SANE Australia offers free and confidential support and information over phone and online chat. We exist to help everyone in...


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Listening Ear provides free and confidential support and information by phone. We are here to help everyone in Australia who...


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MensLine provides 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support over phone, text message (SMS) and online chat. We exist...


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Kids Helpline offers 24/7, free and confidential support by phone and online chat. We help youth, children in Australia who may...


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Open Arms – Veterans & Families Counselling (formerly VVCS) is Australia’s leading provider of high quality mental health...


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Support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musicians, managers, crew and music workers by the Support Act Wellbeing...


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Feeling anxious or worried? Contact a hotline in Australia for free and confidential help

Anxiety can be extremely overwhelming and confusing. It's very common to experience anxiety at some point in your life, although what this looks like can vary from person to person. If you're in Australia and you're feeling anxious, worried or fearful, there are 16 helplines who can help. Anxiety symptoms can look like any of the following:

  • Increased heart rate
  • Feeling like something bad is going to happen
  • Feeling like you're in danger
  • Overthinking social situations or conversations
  • Feeling an urge to escape difficult situations
  • Sudden shortness of breath
  • Restlessness, fidgeting, or can't seem to sit still
  • Feeling panicky

These are normal experiences for someone with anxiety. Sometimes you might experience them mildly. Other times your experience of anxiety might be so intense and overwhelming that you feel like you are going to die.

Tackling these thoughts and feelings on your own can be really difficult, but it's important to know that there are ways to manage your anxiety. There are people in Australia who understand and want to help you get through this.

For free and confidential support with anxiety, consider contacting a hotline in Australia today.


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