Anxiety support group

Feeling anxious from time to time is completely normal – it’s our natural response to stressful or unexpected situations. However, anxiety can become a problem if it becomes intense, ongoing or it prevents us from living the lives we want to lead.

There are many causes of anxiety

Anxiety can be triggered by lots of different things. Some of the most common causes include:


  • Relationship problems
  • Personal or family illness
  • Death of a loved one
  • Conflict at work or home
  • Financial problems
  • Work or study pressure
  • Job loss or insecurity


That said, sometimes it can also be hard to pinpoint the cause of anxiety at all.

How do I know if I have anxiety?

Anxiety affects people in a range of ways, and contrary to what some people think, it’s not ‘all in your head’ – some symptoms are very physical! Here are some of the common tell-tale signs:


  • A racing heart
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Confusion
  • Feeling faint or dizzy
  • Panic attacks
  • Mounting feelings of distress or nausea
  • Irrational fears or phobias
  • Trembling
  • Thoughts like “I’m not going to be able to cope with this…”

How our support group works

Open to anyone experiencing anxiety, our support group focuses on helping members understand their anxiety, identify triggers, and find ways to manage it.


Through relaxation, meditation and breathing exercises, you will learn how to develop the thought patterns and personal behaviours that will enable you to minimise and manage your anxiety. This includes learning to eliminate unhelpful thought patterns and deal with worry.


When: Tuesdays 10:00am-11:30am
Where: Lifeline Northern Beaches Office: 310 Sydney Road, Balgowlah NSW 2093
Duration: 8 Weeks (Booking Essential)
Cost: $10/session (but if you are unable to pay just let us know)

Would you like to learn more
about this support group?

Get in touch by email – admin@lifelinenb.org.au, or call (02) 9949-5522 to find out the next start date. If there aren’t enough people to run a group at the time you need, we do offer Face-to-face counselling as another alternative.

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