Resources

Have a look at these resources and places that may be just what you’re looking for

General mental health resources

SANE Australia

The National Mental Health Charity, providing fact sheets and information about mental health topics.

Mental Health Association of NSW

Mental Health Association of NSW offers information and education advice about protecting mental health, mutual support and advocacy services.

National Mental Health Commission

The Commission plays a key role in the Government’s commitment to long-term reforms in mental health.

Mental Health Council Australia

An independent, national representative network of organisations and individuals committed to achieving quality mental health in Australia.

Australian Centre for Post-Traumatic Mental Health

Trauma related research, training and policy development, helping organisations and health professionals who work with people affected by traumatic events.

Beacon

Beacon is your portal to online applications for mental and physical disorders. A panel of health experts categorise, review and rate websites and mobile applications.

General health resources

ABC Health

The latest health news from Australia and around the world, as well as tips and information to help you improve your health and wellbeing.

Health Insite

Independent information on diseases, fitness, aging, and health services. Includes a newsletter and events calendar. Sponsored by the Australian Government.

Better Health Channel

Health and medical information for consumers. Includes healthy living, weight management, recipes, physical activity, pregnancy, nutrition, children’s health, and more…

Evidence based assessment tools

Anxiety Online / Mental Health Online

Anxiety Online / Mental Health Online is a comprehensive online mental health service offering information, assessment, online diagnosis and treatment programs (“eTherapy”) for the anxiety disorders.

A free self-help program to teach cognitive behaviour therapy skills to people vulnerable to depression and anxiety.

myCompass is an interactive self-help service that aims to promote resilience and wellbeing for all Australians. It is a guide to good mental health – it points you in the right direction.

Depression

beyondblue

Australian organisation provides information about depression and anxiety to consumers, carers and health professionals.

The Black Dog Institute is a world leader in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder.

Information about depression compiled by the Australian National University’s Centre for Mental Health Research.

Anxiety

Anxiety treatment Australia

Anxiety Treatment Australia provides information about anxiety disorders and the treatment options available.

Shyness & Social Anxiety Treatment Australia provides information about social anxiety disorder, the treatment options, psychologists around Australia.

ARCVic is a state-wide, specialist mental health organisation, providing support, recovery and educational services to people and families living with anxiety disorders.

Suicide prevention

Lifeline

Lifeline provides all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to online, phone and face-to-face crisis support and suicide prevention services.

Suicide Prevention Australia is the national peak body for the suicide prevention sector in Australia.

Children

Kid’s Helpline

Kids Helpline is Australia’s private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25.

The Australian parenting website: comprehensive, practical, expert child health and parenting information and activities covering children aged 0-15 years.

COPMI promotes better mental health outcomes for children of parents with a mental illness.

Youth

Youth beyondblue

Youth beyondblue is an organisation devoted to increasing community awareness and understanding of depression, anxiety and related disorders amongst young people.

The ReachOut.com site provides young people with the information, help, support, advice and connections they need to manage mental health difficulties

This site provides resources to help parents support their teenagers through everyday issues and tough times.

Australia’s National Youth Mental Health Foundation.

Financial issues

Moneyminded

MoneyMinded is a financial education program which helps people make informed decisions about the use and management of their money.

Budget Planner

Drug, alcohol and smoking

DrugInfo is a program of the Australian Drug Foundation. We provide easy access to information about alcohol and other drugs.

The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at the University of New South Wales is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Substance Misuse Prevention and Service Improvements Grants Fund.

Family Drug Help (FDH) is a service designed specifically to address the support and information needs of parents, other family members and significant others of someone with problematic alcohol or other drug use.

Save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through Education, Advocacy and Research.

Helping people quit smoking through a combination of quality information and strong community support.

Bullying and multicultural

Designed to help children and whole families find out how to be cybersmart and use the Internet safely.

An Interactive Guide to Staying Safe on The Internet

The MHiMA project is funded by the Australian Government, Department of Health & Ageing to provide a national focus for advice and support to providers and governments on mental health and suicide prevention for people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.