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WayAhead Mental Health Association NSW

WayAhead Mental Health Association NSW (WayAhead) participate in the development of mental health initiatives which result in increased community awareness and knowledge of mental health issues.

WayAhead run free information services such as the Mental Health Information Line (1300 794 991) and the WayAhead Directory online directory of mental health services.

WayAhead provide support for anxiety disorders through their Understanding Anxiety website which includes anxiety support groups and the Anxiety Disorders Support Line (1300 794 991).

They provide free mental health education through Understanding Anxiety forums, Small Steps seminars for primary school teachers and parents, and through the WayAhead websites and fact sheets.

WayAhead also promote better mental wellbeing and prevention through the following programs:

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Last reviewed: March 2018

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Antisocial Personality Disorder

Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) is a mental disorder where a person shows no regard for right or wrong and is not concerned with the feelings or rights of other people.

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Loss and Grief | WayAhead

Grief is a process that people go through after the loss of someone, important to them. Grief is a normal reaction to these events, and is not seen as a mental disorder. Most people manage to go through the grieving process with the help of family and friends. There isn't a "right or wrong" way to grieve. It is

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Panic Disorder | WayAhead

Panic Disorder can be described as experiencing intense fear unexpectedly, or "out of the blue". These experiences are called panic attacks. When someone has a panic attack, along with intense fear they feel a range of physical symptoms which may include: Chest pain Nausea Dizziness Difficulty breathing Racing heart

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder | WayAhead

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is the experience of unwanted thoughts, impulses, urges, or images that cause anxiety. These are described as obsessions. Or they may experience compulsions, which are actions and behaviours such as hand-washing, counting, or praying. These actions become repetitive as they lead to

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Physical exercises for older people to improve wellbeing | WayAhead

Exercise is extremely beneficial to your wellbeing; as we get older we tend to benefit more from exercise. A small amount of physical exercise or engagement in physical activities daily can significantly improve energy levels and improve your mood. Greater amounts of physical activity can provide additional benefits:

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Schizophrenia | WayAhead

Schizophrenia describes a condition that changes how a person thinks, feels and behaves. It also changes how they perceive the world, themselves and other people. About 1% of the population have a diagnosis of Schizophrenia. The early phases of Schizophrenia may display changes in behaviour such as eccentric traits,

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Antisocial Personality Disorder | WayAhead

Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) is a mental disorder where a person shows no regard for right or wrong and is not concerned with the feelings or rights of other people. Someone with this disorder will manipulate, antagonise and treat others with indifference. They show no remorse or guilt for the actions and

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What Can I Do to Help Myself? | Understanding Anxiety

Call the Mental Health Information Service for assistance 1300 794 992. If you are diagnosed with a particular anxiety disorder, learn as much as you can about

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Self-harm | WayAhead

Self-harm involves deliberately physically harming oneself. This definition does not include socially accepted self-harm such as smoking, tattooing, and body piercing. It is a broad range of behaviours, and it is not necessarily related to a mental illness or a disorder. Self-harm is the result of overwhelming feelings

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Body Dysmorphic Disorder | WayAhead

What is Body Dysmorphic Disorder? Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is a mental illness classified as an anxiety disorder, where a person becomes obsessed and worried with minor or imaginary defects in their appearance. It is a serious condition that requires professional treatment and often medication. It is not curable

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