I’m feeling anxious/depressed

Anxiety and depression can take many different forms, and you can often feel alone with your feelings. But you are not alone, you can always talk to someone about how you’re feeling.

If you’re not sure if you have anxiety and/or depression, Beyond Blue provides a checklist you can fill out, available here. You can also book an appointment with your doctor and tell them how you are feeling, and they can direct you towards counselling or other strategies to help you.

Helpful websites to check out:

  • Beyond Blue – for information on depression and anxiety, different types of depression and anxiety, and how to get support. They also have a contact number/email/online forum that you can access.
  • Reach Out – for information on depression and anxiety and how to get help. They include a list of services to contact for help, which you can access here.
  • Headspace – for help with general mental health issues, including depression and anxiety. You can visit a Headspace centre for help, or call them, or have a discussion online.

Once again, remember that you are not alone and you can always talk to someone about how you’re feeling.