There are many places to turn to if you want to get further help or you are anxious about something. It is tempting to wander the internet when you have a question or you are worried about something. Sometimes you find helpful information and sometimes you can get poor advice. It is best to use websites, apps and blogs from well respected sources such as those with government backing or from an organisation with access to experts who specialise in anxiety. You might like to try:
General health and pregnancy sites:
- Pregnancy, birth and baby – Australian Government website for women and their families www.pregnancybirthbaby.org.au
- Australian Breastfeeding Association www.breastfeeding.asn.au
- PANDA – The post and antenatal depression association www.panda.org.au
- What were we thinking www.whatwerewethinking.org.au
- Healthdirect – Trusted health information and advice online and over the phone (1800 022 222), available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Funded by the governments of Australia www.healthdirect.gov.au.
- Your General Practitioner (GP) or local doctor. If you don’t have a doctor and need to find one in your area go to National Health Services Directory www.nhsd.com.au. Here you will be able to find your closest General Practice, pharmacy or hospital.
Mental and Emotional Health sites:
- Mindhealthconnect have a guided search tool that helps you to assess your level of anxiety and then offers information on places to get help www.mindhealthconnect.org.au
- Beyondblue, a not for profit organisation addressing the issues of anxiety and depression for Australians of all ages www.beyondblue.org.au or call 1300 224 636
- A psychologist. Go to the referrals section of The Australian Psychological Society www.psychology.org.au/community/referrals to find a psychologist who works near you.
- SANE for information and support call 1800 18 7263 (between 9am-5pm weekdays) or visit online www.sane.org
- Lifeline you can call 13114 or visit www.lifeline.org.au
- 1. Understand & up-skill
- 2. Living well
- 3. Talking
- 4. Journal
- 5. Problem solving
- 6. This only takes 15 minutes
- 7. Accept, rather than fight anxiety
- 8. Relaxation & Mindfulness
- 9. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- 10. What are you thinking?
- 11. Thinking record
- 12. Who to see and what type of therapy to have?
- 13. Helpful contacts