It’s the holiday season and, for sure, you’ll soon find yourself going about your days like a headless chicken because of the sheer number of things you need to accomplish. Holiday stress is just a short-term thing; after that, you can go about your usual routine, which is more comfortable and convenient. However, it’s important…

Anxiety is an extreme form of worry. You can’t help it most of the time, even if you know that feeling the way you do doesn’t really help. What’s even more concerning about it is that oftentimes, the coping strategies presented for it actually tend to intensify the feeling that the situation causing the anxiety…

If you’ve ever struggled with stress and anxiety, you know how debilitating it can be to the quality of your life and your relationships. So we asked 15 expert therapists and counsellors on Australia Counselling Directory for their best tips to help beat stress and anxiety. These therapists are often recommending these strategies to their…

One of the best things you can do if you have difficulties with anxiety is to learn as much as you can about it. Whether it’s panic disorder, a specific phobia or generalised anxiety, the more you understand about your experience, the better you’ll be able to manage it. Lifestyle Changes Sometimes, small changes to…

Stress has a bad reputation. Even in ideal circumstances, completely eradicating stress from your life is not possible – nor should you try. Stress is an important way for our bodies to communicate to us what our limits are. In the past, a fight or flight response helped humans flee dangerous situations or defend themselves.…

Sleeping is like a reset button between days. Sleeping gives the body and mind time to unplug and recharge, so the next day can be tackled anew. If you’re not sleeping well, your sense of well being can deteriorate very quickly. Without adequate sleep, most people are irritable, less alert and even more prone to…

Discrimination against people with mental health issues in the workplace still occurs. And Megan Barrow knows, because she has dealt with depression and anxiety  throughout her life and was on the receiving end of workplace discrimination as she was dealing with these mental health issues. Megan is now passionate about raising the profile for mental health issues in Australia…

This article is by Australia Counselling member Lauren Sokolski. There are times when we all feel anxious.  For example, starting something new, like school or a job, often makes people anxious.  You don’t know exactly what to expect and may be anxious about how you will perform or come across to your peers and colleagues.…

Beyond Blue has launched a landmark national awareness campaign to help Australians recognise the most common  symptoms of anxiety conditions. They recently released a clip last week called I Am Anxiety starring actor Australian-born and internationally acclaimed Ben Mendelsohn to help raise awareness about the symptoms of anxiety and to let people know that help is available. Ben Mendelsohn who…

The Gillard Government and beyondblue have teamed up in an unconventional new mental health campaign called “Man Therapy” designed to battle depression and anxiety in Aussie men. Minister for Mental Health Mark Butler launched the humorous campaign alongside beyondblue Chairman Jeff Kennett, both of whom were overshadowed by the cult figure of Dr Brian Ironwood…