A nervous breakdown is a general term that is often used conversationally to describe someone who is obviously not coping with stress, worry or anxiety, and it has got out of hand. Find out more about signs and symptoms and recovery.
Signs and symptoms of a nervous breakdown
A number of signs can indicate someone may be experiencing symptoms of a nervous breakdown. If you're concerned for a friend or loved one, it's important they seek professional help.
Recovery from a nervous breakdown
Full recovery is possible following a nervous breakdown. Learning some simple relaxation techniques can help to keep your stress levels and make it easier to cope when life gets tough.
Workplace mental health
These pages include information and resources on how your mental health can be affected at work, and strategies for staying well.
Australians work among the longest hours in the developed world. But finding the right work-life balance is essential to your health and mental wellbeing.
Generation Y stress
Generation Y (people born in the 1980s and 1990s) report higher stress levels - and for different reasons - than older Australians. Learn more here.
Safe exercise for children
Your child needs to exercise safely, so there are some simple rules to remember. Know how much exercise is right and why warming up is important.