According to Beyond Blue, one in three women will experience anxiety over their lifetime. When you consider what happens in the life of the average mum, it makes sense that mums in particular can be afflicted with anxiety. Mothers typically put others first, they often carry the emotional load and all the stress that comes with that.
Dr Jodie Richardson is an educator specialising in anxiety. Her latest book Anxious Mums, How mums can turn their anxiety into strength explores how women can flip the switch on what can be a debilitating experience. She talks about why women suffer anxiety at higher rates than men, and the changes women can make to manage their anxiety.