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Te Hikuwai resources for wellbeing: Anxiety/Manawapā

This resource is for people who want to understand anxiety/manawapā and how to manage it. It includes links to available resources and supports.

About one in four people experience anxiety sometime in their life. Feeling anxious at times is natural and can be helpful. Anxiety supports people to focus on what needs to be done to avoid harm. It helps in focusing attention, making decisions, and responding to physical threats. When feeling threatened, the body prepares to fight, flee, or freeze to survive. Threats might be events that people witness, experience, or remember.

Disclaimer: The information on this website is NOT a substitute for proper diagnosis, treatment or the provision of advice by an appropriate health professional.
If you are seeking diagnosis or treatment, you should consult a GP or mental health professional.

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