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You are probably viewing this because you scored high on the domain of anxiety in My Mind Check.

First, My Mind Check does not make a diagnosis. There are many reasons that a young person might report high anxiety on any single check-in.

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Things to know about anxiety
  • Feeling anxious can be normal when you’re feeling uncertain about something or if you’re facing a stressful situation.  
  • When you have anxiety, you can often feel worried or tense. You might fear certain objects or situations and even try to avoid them.  
  • Sometimes you can tell someone (like your caregiver or a teacher) what you are worried about. Other times, your anxiety may be hard to explain.  
  • With anxiety, you might have physical symptoms, including stomach aches, tight muscles, tiredness and shaking. It’s your body’s way of letting you know you’re worried about something and a way to keep you safe.  
  • Some young people find their anxiety stops them from things like taking part in classroom activities; making new friends; doing homework; sitting exams; and attending school, excursions and camps.  
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Fact sheets

ReachOut: Anxiety

What is anxiety
All ages

What is anxiety and the effects on mental health

Information about signs, symptoms and types of anxiety and the effects on mental health. Includes ways to manage anxiety
12 - 25 years

How to manage anxiety

Information about how to manage anxiety, including strategies to help you feel calmer
5-25 years

Programs

If your anxiety is affecting you most days or is stopping you from doing things you want to do, check out these evidence-based programs.

The Brave program

An interactive, online program for the prevention and treatment of child and adolescent anxiety

Referral required
No

Costs
Free

3-17 years

Cool Kids Online

An online cognitive behavioural program with therapist support for childhood anxiety

Referral required
No

Costs
Yes

7-12 years

Chilled Out Online

An online cognitive behavioural program with therapist support for anxiety in teenagers

Referral required
No

Costs
Yes

12-18 years

This Way Up Teen Worry and Sadness Program

Therapist-supported online treatment program designed to teach teens how to manage feelings of stress, anxiety, worry and mood

Referral required
Yes

Costs
Free

12-17 years

MoodGym

An interactive online self-help program for preventing and coping with depression and anxiety

Referral required
No

Costs
Free

Ages 14+

Service finders

If you are seeking support for anxiety concerns, use these service finders to explore what services may be appropriate for you.

Head to Health

Provides resources to help you understand and manage what you’re feeling and connect you to mental health support

Headspace

Find a headspace centre for you. Headspace centres are located throughout Australia and are staffed with people who are trained and ready to help

Headspace Regional Phone Counselling Service

Provides support to students living in areas with less accessibility to mental health services by providing digital mental health support via credentialled clinicians during school hours

Find a GP (General Practitioner)

Find a GP suitable for your needs, with options to search for bulk billing practices, opening hours, access needs, and location

Find a Psychologist

Find a psychologist suitable for your needs, with options to search by issue and location. You may wish to see a GP prior to making an appointment with a psychologist, to gain a referral or Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) from your GP