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Anxiety Support Group

 

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is an unpleasant emotion that most people feel when something might be perceived as risky, stressful or frightening. Stress and anxious feelings are a common response to a situation where we feel under pressure, they usually pass once the situation has passed or the ‘stressor’ is removed.

What causes anxiety?

There are numerous factors that contribute to the anxiety disorder. A genetic predisposition and having a sensitive, reactive makeupmay play a part. Untreated childhood fears and a belief system that emphasises vulnerability and the need for perfection and approvalmay be other factors. Certain medical conditions like palpitations or low blood sugar are recognised as signs of panic attacks. Moreover,alcohol and drugs are one of the reasons to increase anxiety in predisposed individuals.

 

Getting help

Try anxiety management strategies

Anxiety management strategies like slow breathing and progressive muscle relaxation can help, staying active and eating well and spending time with family friends can relieve your anxiety. 

Join anxiety support group

If your life feels like it is on a downward spiral and you are struggling to cope, our support group sessions offer sufferers and carers the opportunity to discuss their anxiety and help them learn how to deal with their fears, knowing they are not alone. The caring and sharing of the group offers relief from isolation and loneliness.

 

When and where is the support group?

Date: 3rd Wednesday of the month

Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm (AEST)

Venue/Mode: Face-to-Face session at MHFA and Online via Zoom

*Note: The face-to-face sessions start from May as part of the hybrid sessions.

Registration: https://www.mhfa.org.au/SupportUser.aspx

 

Learn more about anxiety through the Anxiety Information Brochure

 

Contact us

supportgroup@mhfa.org.au

1300 643 287

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