Over 26% of Australians aged 16 to 85 have experienced an anxiety disorder.
1 in 7
One in seven Australians is currently experiencing an anxiety condition.
Almost half of all people with a mental health condition are now getting treatment.
1 in 3
One in three women will experience anxiety, compared with one in five men.
Anxiety programs and support
Living better with anxiety
CBHS Better Living programs can help you manage your mental health at home with individual assessments of your needs and health coaching over a period of four to six months. This involves video and/or phone consultations with psychologists and/or mental health nurses and up to 15 coaching sessions. These sessions support behavioural and lifestyle changes that can help improve your mental health and wellbeing. These programs are designed to complement, not replace, existing clinical treatment or therapy. Read more about our Better Living Program.
Hospital care at home
If your anxiety has reached acute levels, you may be able to get hospital-grade care in the comfort of your own home with our Hospital Substitute Treatment programs (HST). Our HST program provides multi-disciplinary care for people with ongoing and complex psychiatric issues. As well as mental health support through consultations and group sessions (in some circumstances held in clinics), you may be able to get help with personal care and home support so you can concentrate on getting well. Read more about our Hospital Substitute Treatment program.
Many people find counselling or talking to a professional can help with anxiety. Psychology is covered under CBHS Extras. Psychologists can assess, diagnose and treat mental health, behavioural and emotional disorders, including anxiety. The amount of benefits you can claim will depend on your level of cover. Check your policy for details or view CBHS Extras cover.
Mental Health Navigator
Members with CBHS Prestige cover can also access our Mental Health Navigator, which offers confidential support from the comfort of your own home. After a virtual meeting with a mental health nurse you’re referred to a psychiatrist and/or clinical psychologist for a detailed assessment via video link. The nurse then guides you to follow-up treatment and supports you for six months. Read more about Mental Health Navigator.