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beyondblue ‘Get to Know Anxiety’ National Campaign

beyondblue launched a landmark national campaign recently to help Australians recognise the most common symptoms of anxiety conditions. The centrepiece of the Get to Know Anxiety campaign is a short film starring Australian‐born and internationally acclaimed actor Ben Mendelsohn. As the personification of anxiety, he introduces anxiety’s symptoms and challenges audiences to do something about it now that they recognise the signs.

The short film will be shown in cinemas, on Facebook and YouTube, with the broader Get to Know Anxiety campaign being promoted online and on billboards. It is supported online by the real‐life stories of five people who tell how they recognised anxiety and overcame it.

The campaign encourages viewers to visit the beyondblue website where they can learn more about anxiety and anxiety conditions and access information around treatment and support.

To coincide with the campaign launch, beyondblue has published several new fact sheets on anxiety conditions including generalised anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias and post‐traumatic stress disorder.

To access the fact sheets, view the Ben Mendelsohn film and the personal stories or for more information about the anxiety visit

Information supplied by beyondblue