January 7, 2018

Do you need help to support someone else? 

The Panic Room SA offers FREE counselling to anyone in a caring role.  A carer is someone who is providing care and support to a family member or friend who is frail and elderly, has dementia, a mental health issue, a disabilit...

October 14, 2016

This week we spoke with Bonnie from national community radio program 'The Wire' about anxiety in it's many forms. 

Thank you to those who contributed their stories as interviewees. 

Please click here to listen to the full interview. 

‘Do you have the patience to wait til your mud settles and the water is clear?’ Lao Tzu

Those of us who experience anxiety will usually travel through the following sequence each and every time we feel anxious:

  1. Something happens that triggers anxiety.

  2. We have ce...

September 6, 2015


We talk a lot about ‘recovery’ in our group sessions, but what does it mean?  Recovery can be difficult to define as it depends on our personal circumstances and expectations, but essentially it is about hope – the belief that it is possible to regain a meaningful l...

In developing an awareness of how anxiety plays out in our lives we first need to understand that anxiety and personality are separate.  Anxiety is an experience, a reaction to how we perceive something to be.  It does not imply that we are fatally flawed in some way,...

May 27, 2015

Anxiety doesn’t feel good.  Nobody wants it.  Everyone wants to get rid of it and get rid of it NOW.   I certainly did.


And that’s fair enough. 


If you’ve suffered extreme or continuous anxiety for any length of time you’ve got every right to want to see...

March 9, 2015


We all have days when life seems a little more challenging than usual. Unfortunately,  communication with others often breaks down when we're struggling.  As a result we frequently end up feeling even worse!  


No one can dictate what the day will bring, however y...

When we’re first diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, we often long to return to the person we used to be.  The problem is, that person – and, more importantly, the way they lived their life, got us here.   Anxiety is a red flag that carries an important message – the w...

January 28, 2015

When recovering from an anxiety disorder, it can be difficult to identify 'small wins'. These are the tiny steps we take every day that eventually enable us to reach our personal goals. 


Depending on the type of anxiety you are experiencing, small wins may come in the...

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