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The most common mental health condition in Australia

Is coronavirus giving you anxiety?

Did you know?

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
  • Worry
  • Obsessive thinking
  • Avoidance of situations that make you feel anxious such as work, study or social life

Protect Counselling

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.

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Hunterlink resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic:

Phone 1300 725 881 for immediate assistance.

Dedicated Counselling Phone Number

Free call 1300 725 881

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:

SUICIDE PREVENTION
SUICIDE PREVENTION
GAMBLING PROBLEMS
GAMBLING PROBLEMS
BULLYING & HARASSMENT
BULLYING & HARASSMENT
Depression & Anxiety
Depression & Anxiety
RELATIONSHIP ISSUES
RELATIONSHIP ISSUES
SOCIAL ISOLATION
SOCIAL ISOLATION
FINANCIAL PROBLEMS
FINANCIAL PROBLEMS
SUBSTANCE ABUSE & ALCOHOL ADDICTION
SUBSTANCE ABUSE & ALCOHOL ADDICTION
STRESS & PRESSURE AT WORK
STRESS & PRESSURE AT WORK
Published Thursday 23 July, 2020