Anxiety

It is normal to feel anxious occasionally. Anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worries or fear, where anxiety occurs for no particular reason, does not go away or gets worse over time. Our treatment may help you better respond to anxiety and fear.

Caregiver leading group therapy

Our experienced team works closely with you to help you develop skills and strategies that can make your anxiety more manageable.

What is anxiety?

Anxiety comes in many forms, with some people experiencing excessive anxiety or worry for months, while others may experience recurrent and unexplained panic attacks, or intense fear. Others may mainly feel anxious in social situations.

You may be referred for treatment if your anxiety is persistent and interferes with everyday life.

Our anxiety services

Our experienced health professionals provide holistic and individualised anxiety therapy in a safe, relaxed, and caring environment.

We offer a range of evidence-based treatments to help you identify why you feel anxious and equip you with the necessary skills and strategies to deal with anxiety and situations that trigger it. 

We work with you to ensure your care is coordinated and aligned to your personal goals.

Topics you might explore as part of your therapy include:

  • understanding anxiety
  • dealing with anxiety
  • managing anxious and negative thoughts
  • relaxation strategies and other stress management techniques
  • mindfulness meditation and skills.

Our programs are delivered by qualified psychologists and allied health therapists who work closely with a team of psychiatrists, other psychologists, nurses and allied health professionals.

You may participate in group sessions or one-on-one sessions with a psychologist or psychiatrist as an outpatient or an inpatient while admitted to hospital.

Our inpatient program can help address acute symptoms of your condition while our outpatient program focuses on recovery and preventing relapse. Your general practitioner or psychiatrist will refer you to the program that best suits your needs.

Benefits of treatment for anxiety

Treatment can help you develop different ways of thinking, behaving and responding to anxiety and fear.

Other benefits include:

  • awareness of causes of anxiety
  • new skills and techniques to help control and manage anxiety
  • challenging and changing anxious and negative thought patterns
  • building self-esteem.

These benefits depend on your particular circumstances and require your full participation. You should consult a specialist in this area before deciding whether treatment is suitable for you.