Facing and overcoming fears
Facing your fears with gradual exposure can build your tolerance to the uncomfortable emotions, reduce anxiety and help you overcome the fears.
Phobias - an overview
Phobias are unreasonable fears of something social or specific. They usually respond to treatment. Learn about phobia types, diagnosis and support.
Social anxiety disorder
Social anxiety or phobia is a fear of social situations. People with social phobia can feel anxiety and fear even over everyday social outings.
Phobias are persistent, irrational and extreme fears that are out proportion with the actual threat posed. Learn about common phobias here.
Avoidant personality disorder
People with avoidant personality disorder appear shy and timid. They avoid people and situations because they fear negative judgement by others.
Agoraphobia is a fear of panicking in situations that aren’t easy to leave. It can impact your ability to work or socialise with friends and family.
People with anorexia nervosa have an irrational fear of gaining weight and put themselves on restrictive diets and harsh, punishing exercise routines.
Social Anxiety Program
The Social Anxiety Program helps lessen symptoms of social anxiety disorder plus teaches how to manage excessive shyness and fear of social situations.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Someone with PTSD experiences long-term fear, anxiety and memories of trauma that interfere with their ability to function. Here are symptoms, causes and treatment for PTSD.
If you have ongoing fears and worries that cause distress and stop you from doing things, you may have an anxiety disorder — find out more here.