Our Helpline OCD & Anxiety HelpLine 03 9830 0533 or 1300 ANXIETY 1300 269 438 

About The Anxiety Recovery Centre Victoria (ARCVic)

The Anxiety Recovery Centre Victoria (ARCVic) is a state-wide, specialist mental health organisation, providing support, recovery and educational services to people and families living with anxiety disorders. We aim to support and equip people with knowledge and skills that will build resilience and recovery and reduce the impact of anxiety disorders.

Community support and self-help services play a vital role in promoting the emotional, mental and social well-being of people living with anxiety disorders. Supporting people to learn and implement effective self-help and self management of their symptoms will contribute to their inner resilience, quality of life and recovery. Isolation and alienation from family, friends and the community militate against recovery. Regaining a sense of belonging and confidence with others is often most effectively achieved through connection with a community of people with common conditions and experiences. Partnerships between professionals and consumers, and support and clinical services, will ensure that the experience and knowledge of people with anxiety disorders will be valued and heeded, and contribute to the development of appropriate and effective services.

Support Groups provide an opportunity for people to help one another, understand their anxiety disorder and the recovery process.

We provides essential support, information, education and recovery services for people living with anxiety disorders.

Our Services

We provide essential support, information, education and recovery services for people living with anxiety disorders.

OCD and Anxiety Helpline (1300 269 438 or 03 9830 0533). If you are having trouble reaching us, you can also try our direct helpline number (03) 9108 7383.

Many people living with anxiety, OCD, and related disorders find it helpful to meet others with similar experiences. ARCVICs Support Groups will connect you with peers and support you along your recovery journey.

The program provides a free emotional support and referral service where our callers are matched to trained, empathetic, and non-judgmental volunteers who can provide them with a safe, listening space.

Many of ARCVic's services are provided free of charge and we hope to keep our services as cost free as possible.

ARCVic represents the needs and experiences of people and families affected by anxiety disorders to the community, professionals, health and mental health services, academic researchers, the government and media.

Upcoming professional development workshops; applied suicide intervention skills training, managing life and anxiety community education seminar

ARCVic provide short term, skills based group therapy programs for people with anxiety disorders.

The Anxiety Recovery Centre library is located at our new offices: 292 Canterbury Road, Surrey Hills.

Some people worry more than others, but when you worry too much it can get overwhelming, and it can make you anxious and upset.

Our moderated Forums are a supportive community where you can chat with others in similar situations. Join a discussion or start a new one today.

Anxiety presents itself in many ways for all of us. It sometimes can be debilitating and an obstacle to living the life you want and can impact on family/carers and friends.

Our Education Seminars offer valuable insights and practical guidance to individuals and families living with anxiety disorders.


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