Anxiety

Fear of going out? Here’s how Melburnians can manage anxiety when returning to ‘normal’

Jill Newby, UNSW Many Melburnians are joyous at the prospect of a return to socialising, as the city regains some old freedoms this week following significantly eased coronavirus restrictions. Social media is teeming with images of people looking ecstatic about the end of lockdown. But in stark contrast to these images, some people might feel [...]

By |2020-11-09T11:39:20+11:00November 9th, 2020|Categories: Anxiety, Mental Illness, Society & Culture|0 Comments

Dreading going back to the workplace? You might be feeling separation anxiety from your home

Raquel Peel, University of Southern Queensland As some of us return to the workplace, or are planning to do so in the future, we face the challenges of a changed environment of social distancing rules and restrictions. It might be your workplace will set limits on how many people are allowed in the lunchroom at [...]

By |2020-10-02T13:10:08+10:00September 21st, 2020|Categories: Anxiety|0 Comments

Anxious about speaking in online classes and meetings? Here are 7 tips to make it easier

Lesley Irvine, Queensland University of Technology Many parents and students are engaged in a daily routine of speaking to people via a camera on a computer, tablet or phone during COVID-19 restrictions. This often means finding a quiet place in order to ask a question, provide an answer or share an opinion with a virtual [...]

By |2020-09-07T14:48:00+10:00September 7th, 2020|Categories: Anxiety, Mental Health & Wellbeing|0 Comments

What actually works for anxiety and depression?

Associate Professor Nicola Reavley and Dr Amy Morgan  The COVID-19 pandemic has unleashed devastating effects on people and communities, with more than 10 million cases and more than half a million deaths globally. In addition to the health impacts, the United Nations has warned of a major mental health crisis worldwide as a result of [...]

By |2020-07-14T13:42:17+10:00July 13th, 2020|Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Mental Illness|0 Comments

7 tips to help kids feeling anxious about going back to school

Mandie Shean, Edith Cowan University As COVID-19 lockdown measures are lifted, some children may experience social anxiety about the prospect of returning to school. People with social anxiety may fear embarrassment or the expectation to perform in social situations, or worry exceedingly about people judging them poorly. In certain situations, people with anxiety may find [...]

By |2020-06-18T15:44:32+10:00June 5th, 2020|Categories: Anxiety, Education|0 Comments

Coronavirus could be a reset button for youth anxiety

There are of course not many upsides to a global pandemic, but one of them may be that the single biggest threat to youth wellbeing is lessened. Founders of free-play advocacy organisation Let Grow, Lenore Skenazy and Peter Gray, point out that anxiety is an already huge problem for young people that has also been [...]

By |2020-05-25T11:59:46+10:00April 6th, 2020|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

COVID-19 has thrown year 12 students’ lives into chaos. What can we do?

Schools have been progressively moving classes online due to the COVID-19 pandemic and there is uncertainty over what the next months may bring. This has thrown many year 12 students’ lives into chaos. States and territories are yet to determine what will happen with final year exams. More than 180,000 students are expected to complete [...]

By |2020-04-06T15:32:03+10:00April 6th, 2020|Categories: Anxiety, Education|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How to talk to your children about coronavirus: top 10 questions answered

Don't be afraid to talk to your kids about the pandemic. They need to hear from you. Professor Jennie Hudson, Director of Macquarie University's Centre for Emotional Health, has advice that will help. Your children have definitely heard about coronavirus, and right now they are looking to the adults in their life for guidance. Importantly, [...]

By |2020-03-23T13:30:04+11:00March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

Bushfires can make kids scared and anxious: here are 5 steps to help them cope

More than 600 schools have been closed, and some damaged, in recent days as bushfires rage across Queensland and New South Wales. Some students have been urgently evacuated while in school. People have lost homes and animals and are experiencing significant distress. Research shows somewhere between 7% and 45% of children suffer depression after experiencing [...]

By |2019-11-25T12:50:45+11:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

10 surprising ways to help an anxious child calm down

When we think about support for anxiety, as with most mental health conditions, we're most likely to think of therapy and other fairly cerebral measures. But when someone is in the midst of an anxious situation, their ability to think and reason is severely impaired because their brain is being flooded with adrenaline. This is [...]

By |2019-11-04T15:04:20+11:00November 4th, 2019|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , , |0 Comments
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