We sat down with Professor Ron Rapee of Macquarie University and a panel of people with a range of experiences in dealing with childhood anxiety to ask the most common questions we have come across in our work. Julie and Amanda, who both have experiences as the parent of a child with anxiety, Stefanie, a primary school teacher, and Lisa, who has experience living with an anxiety disorder, joined Professor Rapee.
When does normal anxiety become a disorder? 2:22
What might anxiety in children look like? 3:06
What are some strategies for managing and treating anxiety? 6:14
How long do anxiety disorders in children last? 13:08
How can you get help? 14:35
Is online therapy a good option? 19:40
Was getting treatment worthwhile? 20:57
Sharing videos on social media
As part of the series, we also developed short videos for Facebook that shared a little piece of insight from one of our panellists. For these videos on social media, it was important that people felt able to share them among their own friends and communities.
Insights into other aspects of childhood anxiety
Since the panel covered so many topics in such depth, we also developed some shorter videos to accompany the Small Steps, Large Strides video. These delve into particular topics outside of the general scope of the longer video, exploring the links between bullying and childhood anxiety, the effect of a child’s anxiety on the wider family, and a discussion on if anxiety is a negative thing.
What are the links between bullying and childhood anxiety?
What is the effect of childhood anxiety on the family?
Is anxiety in children a negative thing?
Macquarie University PACE Program
These videos were filmed on Darug and Gadigal country.