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Signs of anxiety in children

Fearful or anxious behaviour is common in children, especially when they are faced with new experiences or come across different situations. But if a child is experiencing an anxiety disorder, it can cause extreme fear and worry, and changes in a child’s behaviour, sleep, eating or mood. A child might need some extra support if: […]

What if you and your child have OCD

Living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) has many challenges, but when you and your child have OCD, life can become hugely complicated and fraught with daily dilemmas because of the compulsions. As an adult you may work hard every day to live with this mental illness. However, when you have children with OCD it is […]

How to build your child’s resilience levels

Children need resilience to manage ups and downs they face during and after challenging or difficult situations. These can range from conflicts with friends to falling off a bike but also include emotional experiences such as disappointment, loss or rejection. Resilience is more than just coping Those with greater levels of resilience are better able […]
School Mental Health Awareness Week

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
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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”. […]