Online forums

Before you can post or reply in these forums, please complete your profile

Complete your profile

Before you can post or reply in these forums, please join our online community.

Forum membership is open to anyone residing in Australia.

Join the online community Community rules Coping during the Coronavirus outbreak

Topic: Newby

4 posts, 0 answered
  1. Jan H
    Jan H avatar
    1 posts
    15 November 2020
    Hi all
    I'm a 44 year old mum to a 13 year old son and a 10 year old son. I have anxiety and depression (diagnosed 13 years ago after I got severe PND after my first son was born). My 10 year old has severe anxiety too. We moved to Australia a year ago. He has learning issues and his anxiety doesn't help. I'm wondering if there are any other parents on here who are in similar situations and where you get support in managing your own anxiety when your child struggles. Thanks so much!
  2. white knight
    Community Champion
    • Outstanding members who have volunteered their time to support others here on the forums
    • Life membership is awarded by beyondblue for providing outstanding peer support to the online community over a period of 3+ years.
    white knight avatar
    9173 posts
    15 November 2020 in reply to Jan H
    Hi Jan, welcome

    Anxiety is a serious illness. When parents have anxiety it can often download to our children.

    Anxiety is not easy to eliminate but it can be done. It,like many mental disorders, requires several forms of approach to maximise your chances of recovery.

    If you lead the way then you'll benefit your sons with your techniques.

    Please Google the following for further information

    Beyondblue topic anxiety, how I eliminated it

    Again, a warm welcome

    TonyWK
  3. missep123
    Community Champion
    • Outstanding members who have volunteered their time to support others here on the forums
    missep123 avatar
    786 posts
    15 November 2020 in reply to Jan H

    Hi Jan H and a big warm welcome to the forums!

    Although I haven't been in this situation myself, I wanted to reach out. We're definitely a non-judgemental and supportive bunch here.

    I hope that someone does post that has been in a similar situation so you may see that you are not alone.

    Thank you for being so brave and open to share.

    Here for you!

  4. mocha delight
    mocha delight  avatar
    523 posts
    15 November 2020 in reply to Jan H
    Hi jan h I’m not a parent but I have a learning disability, just on the autistic spectrum, have coeliac disease and have GORD (the autoimmune disease side of acid reflux) so I have a mix of things. My psychologist has told me I have depression, social anxiety and general anxiety although not diagnosed with anything officially yet.

Stay in touch with us

Sign up below for regular emails filled with information, advice and support for you or your loved ones.


Sign me up