Everyone feels worried or stressed from time to time. Usually, those feelings fade when a stressful situation has passed. However, some people experience overwhelming feelings of worry, for no particular reason, that can make it difficult to cope with daily life. This is called anxiety.
Anxiety is the most common mental health condition in Australia, affecting around one in every four people.
Specialised group therapy programs provide an opportunity for people to learn more about their illness and develop coping skills to better manage their lives.
These programs aim to have the patient become aware of the relationship between thoughts, feelings and bodily reactions and behavioural responses to these.
They will learn through psychological skills and strategies to better manage the discomfort and distress associated with anxiety.
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