Our gorgeous staff supporting the local Belmont State School Mental Health Awareness Week

17th October, 2018 and once again our lovely clinical psychologist Phoebe O’Leary, this time with one of the amazing admin staff – Tonia Dignan, have gone out to support local Belmont State School Mental Health Awareness Week. Parent Mental Health Morning at Belmont State School Posted by Anxiety House on Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Visit to All Hallows’ School Brisbane

Our lovely clinical psychologists Phoebe O’Leary and Dr Daphne Bryan recently made the trip to All Hallows’ school in Brisbane  to speak to the students at their careers symposium about what psychology involves. Daphne and Phoebe spoke about the areas they specialize in and gave the students an overview of the pathways to become a psychologist and what psychology entails as […]

Anxiety House is in Sunshine Coast!

We are pleased to announce that we have opened a new branch in the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. Anxiety House has always been dedicated to treating individuals across all age groups of various anxiety disorders, and the symptoms that come with them. Seeing our clients’ incredible progress through our programs and therapy sessions inspired us to […]

How to Start Your Day With A Smile: Reducing Anxiety In The Morning

Everyone has morning routines they follow after a good night’s sleep to welcome a new day. For example, some enjoy stretching or going for a run, others enjoy washing their faces or taking a nice warm shower. However, some of us tend to find ourselves starting the day feeling anxious, and experiencing thoughts like: “I […]

Status Anxiety: Can Money Buy Happiness?

What is Status Anxiety? Status Anxiety occurs when an individual feels a sense of fear or insecurity regarding their occupation and financial standing. Those that experience status anxiety may feel that others look down on them or feel that they are less than others as a result of their background. This is such that those […]

The Relationship Between Eating Disorders, Anxiety and Perfectionism

What is an Eating Disorder? An eating disorder is a mental illness that is characterized by a maladaptive and obsessive preoccupation with body image, shape or weight in conjunction with extreme eating habits and exercise. It is estimated that approximately one in 20 Australians have an eating disorder with eating disorders experienced by 15% of […]

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Case example Mary is a highly qualified and much respected primary school teacher. The kids love her and her colleagues respect her skills. Seems perfect right? What people do not see is that she is constantly anxious and spends hours preparing for her class constantly ruminating about whether she is doing “a good enough job”. […]

What is good mental health?

Much of the conversation about mental health focuses on mental illness. But there’s more to mental wellbeing than simply being without mental illness. Think of mental health and a list of mental illness often springs to mind – there’s depression and anxiety, eating disorders and addictions, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder to name just a few. […]

Build your stress fitness

You can’t avoid stress, but there is much you can do to help build resilience to the toxic pressures of everyday life. Your heart races, your muscles get tense and it’s hard to think straight. If you’re someone who gets stressed often, it’s tempting to think you’re just a born “stress head” and there’s nothing […]

Why is happiness so hard? 10 reasons, 10 solutions

Most of us don’t understand happiness. In fact, we go about it in reverse. Most of us get happy all wrong. This is because we were raised to think that life is supposed to make us feel good. We were taught to avoid pain like the plague, because negative events cause negative emotions, and negative […]