Anxiety

When we’re very anxious, we have intense feelings of worry or distress that are not easy to control. Anxiety can interfere with how we go about our everyday lives, and make it hard to cope with ‘normal’ challenges.

 

Anxiety is the most common mental health condition in Australia. Up to one-third of women and one-fifth of men will experience anxiety at some point in their lives.

 

When you have an anxiety disorder, it has an impact on your life that’s so marked that it makes it hard to go about your daily activities and responsibilities.

 

Sometimes severe anxiety can develop over time and we may not notice how it’s affecting us. Someone else may notice first.

Feeling anxious is one way our bodies keep us safe from danger.

But sometimes we can become overly worried and if it affects daily life, it may be an anxiety disorder.

Signs and symptoms

While there are many types of anxiety disorder, there are some common signs and symptoms.

You might be feeling:
You may be thinking:

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BIPOLAR DISRODER

While we all experience mood changes in response to life’s events, some people’s moods…

DEPRESSION

Depression can happen to anyone.
In fact, 1 in 16 people in Australia are affected by depression every year…

Suicide & Self-harm

By learning the warning signs, anyone can help to prevent suicide by following this advice…

post traumatic stress disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a group of stress reactions that can develop after we…

other mental health conditions

Mental health experts advocate wellbeing as a way of improving our lives. Wellbeing helps us stay…

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Every effort has been made to ensure that all contact with Self Seen is secure and confidential. When you talk to someone at Self Seen nothing said (or written) can be passed on to anyone outside the Self Seen team without your permission. There are a few exceptions, such as if we are concerned about your safety or the safety of someone else. In these instances, we will try to talk to you first about what needs to happen and what additional supports you may need to help you be safe.

 

If necessary, we may need to pass on your contact information (if you have supplied it) to authorities who can help protect you and/or others, such as a crisis service or the police. Where possible, we will let you know if our concerns reach the point where we need to involve other services.

 

Disclosure of the information we collect
We will not disclose your personal information to any third parties without your consent, unless permitted or required to do so by law. In particular when we exercise our duty of care.

 

Duty of care

Our duty of care In certain circumstances, if your communication with us raises safety concerns we will try to contact you to check that you and/or others are safe. If necessary, we may need to pass on your contact information (if you have supplied it) to authorities who can help protect you and/or others, such as a crisis service or the police. Where possible we will work with you openly, letting you know if our concerns reach the point where we need to involve other services.

 

We are obliged to try to protect you and/or others if the information you submit tells us that:

 

  • you are being seriously hurt by someone else
  • you are thinking of seriously harming yourself 
  • someone else is being, is likely to be, seriously hurt by you or another person 


If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy or Duty of Care please email us at bcudmore@selfseen.com.au