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Useful Links

Helplines

Kids’ Helpline: www.kidshelpline.com.au
1800 551 800
A national 24-hour telephone counselling service for children and young people in Australia.

Lifeline: www.lifeline.org.au
13 11 14
A national 24-hour telephone and online counselling service for all ages, featuring an online chat service.

Mensline Australia: www.mensline.org.au
1300 789978
A national 24-hour telephone and online counselling service for men.

Suicide Call Back Service: www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au
1300 659 467

A national 24-hour telephone and online counselling service for those feeling suicidal and those caring from someone who is suicidal, or those affected by suicide.

 

Mental Health

MindHealthConnect: www.mindhealthconnect.org.au
MindHealthConnect features mental health resources, information and online programs provided by a range of organisations, including a guided search tool which helps users to navigate their way to appropriate support.

Mental Health Council of Australiawww.mhca.org.au
The Mental Health Council of Australia is an independent, non-government body that represents and promotes the interests of the mental health sector and advises on mental health in Australia.

SANE Australiawww.sane.org
A national charity helping people affected by mental illness and fighting stigma through campaigning, education and research.

Reach Out Pro: www.reachoutpro.com.au
ReachOut Pro provides information about mental health, as well as access and advice for professionals on a range of online interventions, tools and resources that can be used to enhance the effectiveness of psychosocial support and mental health care provided to young people.

 

Anxiety and depression

beyondblue: www.beyondblue.org.au
A national organisation which aims to reduce the prevalence of anxiety and depression in Australia and the stigma surrounding the issues.

Black Dog Institute: www.blackdoginstitute.org.au
Expert information on depression and bipolar disorder for the public and professionals, including information on getting help for mood disorders and suggestions on ways of staying well.

BlueBoard: www.blueboard.anu.edu.au
An online support group for people affected by depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety disorders. It aims to reduce stigma, and to provide support, hope and opportunities for sharing successful coping strategies. The group is run as a moderated bulletin board with strict protocols to protect safety and privacy.

e-couch: www.ecouch.anu.edu.au
A self-help interactive program with modules for depression, generalised anxiety and worry, social anxiety, relationship breakdown, and loss and grief. It provides self-help interventions drawn from cognitive, behavioural and interpersonal therapies as well as relaxation and physical activity.

headspace: www.headspace.org.au
Information, support and advice for young people 12-25, and their families, on general health; mental health and wellbeing; alcohol and other drugs; education, employment and other services. Centres around Australia provide with access to youth-friendly health professionals.

mentalhealthonlinewww.mentalhealthonline.org.au
Information about anxiety disorders, free automated psychological assessment and self-help treatment programs, plus low-cost therapist-assisted programs over 12 weeks.

MoodGYM: www.moodgym.anu.edu.au
A popular interactive program which incorporates cognitive-behaviour therapy for depression. MoodGYM has been extensively researched and its effectiveness has been demonstrated in randomised controlled trials.

Partners In Depression: www.partnersindepression.com.au
An innovative information and support group

 

Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) – www.aasw.asn.au
The AASW is the professional body for social workers.

 

Aged Care

My Aged Care: www.myagedcare.gov.au
Information available on Aged Care Services, community packages and eligibility.

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