Journeys of Hope and Recovery

When it comes to stress, anxiety and panic many of us have a valuable story to tell.

At ARCVic we believe that by sharing stories of recovery we can help break down the stigma surrounding mental illness. By providing the community with
real life experiences of crisis and recovery, we know we can get families, schools and workplaces talking and thinking differently about mental health.

Are you an Anxiety Ambassador?

Would you like to participate in a unique opportunity to share your story of recovery?
Have you developed skills and tools that you think may help others experiencing anxiety?

How can I participate?

We welcome you to share your stories and skills in whichever way you feel comfortable. You may want to use video, or prefer to use voice recording, poetry, collage, photographs or drawings. Alternatively you may want to demonstrate your favorite mindfulness or grounding exercise. There are so many ways to contribute and share your stories and skills...we welcome your creativity and original ideas!

We hope you spend some time reading the stories from others who have experienced chronic and debilitating anxiety and that you find hope and connection on our ARCVic Anxiety Ambassador Story Board below. We look forward to hearing your voice amongst our diverse community of Ambassadors! Send your story to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

For further information about the ARCVic Anxiety Ambassador Program please see our  pdf Anxiety Ambassador Toolkit (310 KB) .

Adult's stories
Stories for young people
Parents and Carers
Tools & Resources


Cycling to Break the Anxiety Cycle

Simon's Silent Battle

Wendy's Story

Success Story

Recovery from OCD

Gerry's OCD Story


OCD & Me


A Teen's Life with OCD

Another Day

Tim's Story

The Checking Curse

About OCD

My Experience with OCD


One Mothers Journey

Dealing with Panic and Anxiety: A personal narrative




 Resources -

Vagus Nerve Exercises


Generalised Anxiety -

Faces of Hope

Perfectionism and Pressure

The Switch Off

Anxiety And I

My Story

Breakdown or Awakening

Social Anxiety -

The Echidna

Acknowledge Your Social Anxiety



Panic & Agoraphobia -

Living With Agoraphobia

Shirley's Story

Trichotillomania -

Trichotillomania and Me

Splitting Hairs

Julie's Story