What is anxiety?

Feeling worried or upset in stressful situations is normal. Those heightened emotions usually go away when the stress is removed, or when the situation improves, but anxiety is more pervasive than that. Anxiety can involve feelings of impending doom or fear that won’t go away, or that return without any obvious reason.

The good news is that anxiety can be successfully managed and treated.



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.

Source: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/media/statistics