The most common mental health condition in Australia
Is coronavirus giving you anxiety?
Did you know?
On average, one in four people will experience anxiety at some stage in their life.
Counselling is confidential and free for all Protect members and your immediate family. During COVID-19 restrictions phone and online support remains availabe 24/7.
Phone 1300 725 881
As we work through the COVID-19 pandemic it is understandable that you or your colleagues may experience signs of anxiety, which is a normal response to a threat like a virus. Over 2 million Australian’s experience anxiety a year. Not surprisingly, the trained professionals at Hunterlink who run Protect’s free counselling service, find their calls are predominantly anxiety related.
Anxiety signs & symptoms checklist
If you have noticed these signs and symptoms in you or a colleague, give the Protect counselling service a call on 1300 725 881 to talk through your feelings.
- Panic attacks
- Hot and cold flushes
- Racing heart
- Tightening of chest
- Quick breathing
- Feeling tense, wound up & edgy
- Excessive fear
- Obsessive thinking
- Avoidance of situations that make you feel anxious such as work, study or social life
Protect Counselling is usually offered both over the phone and through face-to-face sessions however due to COVID-19 face to face sessions have temporarily ceased. The phone service remains available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is accessible Australia-wide. When restrictions are lifted, face-to-face sessions can be arranged near you, on request. Protect Counselling has access to more than 170 qualified professionals throughout Australia, including regional centres.
Phone 1300 725 881 for immediate assistance.
Dedicated Counselling Phone Number
Protect counselling is a free confidential service for individuals seeking support, as well as employers and workers wanting advice on the best method to assist colleagues dealing with a range of concerns: