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You can find many resources and programs for managing anxiety online.

It is best to use websites, apps, and blogs from well-respected sources such as those with government backing or from an organisation with experts who know about how to manage anxiety.

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Online resources

  • The Better Health Channel can help you to better understand anxiety and has links to support and treatment
  • Head to Health provides information on and resources for anxiety and the best local places for you to go
  • MindSpot is a national online and telephone assessment and treatment service for adults with anxiety or depression
  • Lifeline is a 24-hour crisis service. Visit their website, or you can ring them on 13 114 at any time, day or night
  • Headspace is a national mental health foundation for young people
  • Beyond Blue provides information and online programs for anxiety and other mental health problems. Ring them on 1300 224 636 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) or go to their website
  • Kids Helpline is for children aged 5-12, 13-17 and young adults aged 18-25. You can talk with a counsellor, send an email to a counsellor, or do online counselling. Ring 1800 55 1800 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) or go to their website
  • Reach Out is a website for young people with helpful tips on managing anxiety
  • The Butterfly Foundation offers information and help for eating disorders. Visit their website or ring 1800 33 4673 (between 8am-midnight, 7 days per week)
  • SANE has information and support for managing anxiety. Ring 1800 187 263 (10am-10pm weekdays) or go to their website
  • Australian Women’s Health Network. Visit their website, go to the link “Women’s Health Services”, then click on your state.
  • Healthdirect offers trusted health information and advice online and on the phone (1800 022 222) and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Online programs

There are online programs to assist with managing anxiety.

  • Beyond Blue has a site for promoting mental health in the workplace (headsup.org.au).
  • eCentreClinic (Macquarie University) offers free online treatment courses for people with symptoms of anxiety and other mental health problems (ecentreclinic.org)
  • E-couch is a self-help interactive program covering depression, generalised anxiety and worry, social anxiety, relationship breakdown, and loss and grief (ecouch.anu.edu.au).
  • MoodGYM is available for all Australians to prevent and manage anxiety and depression (moodgym.com.au).
  • This Way Up is a site that offers self-help tools to help manage anxiety and depression (thiswayup.org.au), hosted by the Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (St Vincent’s Hospital and the University of NSW).
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Apps

Several organisations provide apps to assist with managing anxiety. These include:

Last updated: 18 March 2020 | Last reviewed: 29 February 2020

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