More than 2 in every 5 people have experienced a mental disorder at some time in their life. Anxiety is the most common disorder reported by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (2020/21). Understanding Anxiety is a program of initiatives by WayAhead to raise awareness and provide education and support. Below, find out more about anxiety and how to seek help.
Let’s talk about Anxiety Forums
Looking for more information or help with anxiety? We host Let’s Talk Anxiety forums in Sydney and all around NSW. You’ll learn more about anxiety disorders from experts and from people with lived experience of anxiety. Meet the mental health providers in your community. Come to a forum to meet, learn and share.
Are you a parent, carer or teacher wanting to find out more about childhood anxiety? Our Small Steps seminars explain the types of anxiety and how to help children with anxiety. Book a seminar in your centre, school or community and learn a toolkit of strategies to use at home or in the classroom.
Join a support group in your local area to share personal experiences in a safe and informational environment.
We are always looking to train new facilitators to bring support across NSW. Here you will find out when the next training course will be held.
Week of Events
Join WayAhead’s facilitator Tianqi and the members of the Making Connections Online Anxiety Support Group each week on Tuesday of at 1pm.
Join Perry and Rachel and the member's of the Social Anxiety Online Support Group on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6pm
Join Paul & Rachel and members of the Hurstville Anxiety Support Group on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6.30pm at Club Central Hurstville
Anxiety in children
Small Steps seminars are designed for primary school teachers and parents. We come to you to answer some of the most common questions. [Read more]
Hear from professionals as well as parents and teachers of children with anxiety disorders as well as a young adult with a lived experience. [Read more]
Professor Ron Rapee talks about anxiety in children, what to look out for, where to get help and the role parents can play in helping their children. [Read more]
Are you looking for help?
We can help you locate mental health and anxiety support within NSW
Phone the WayAhead Anxiety Disorders Information Line
1300 794 992
Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm (you can leave a message after hours)
Email - You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Website - WayAhead Directory is a comprehensive online database of mental health and community services. Or you can just use the search bar on the right (below on mobile).
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