Useful Websites

Mental illness

MindHealthConnect: www.mindhealthconnect.org.au
MindHealthConnect features mental health resources, information and online programs provided by a range of organisations. 

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

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.a
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.a
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.a
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.a
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 program for people who love, live with or support someone experiencing depression. 

Drugs and substance use

Australian Drug Information Network: www.adin.com.au

A central point of access to quality internet-based alcohol and drug information provided by prominent organisations in Australia and overseas.

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 access to youth-friendly health professionals.

Suicide

Living Is For Everyone: www.livingisforeveryone.com.au
A world-class suicide and self-harm prevention resource, dedicated to providing the best available evidence and resources. The LIFE website is designed for people across the community who are involved in suicide and self-harm prevention activities.

Reach Out: www.au.reachout.com

A national online youth suicide prevention program, featuring information and resources.

Mindframe: www.mindframe-media.info

A national initiative to provide information and resources to help the media and entertainment industries report on suicide, mental health and mental illness.

Trauma and grief

Australian Child & Adolescent Trauma, Loss & Grief Network: www.earlytraumagrief.anu.edu.au
Resources and information for anyone involved in the care of children and youth and interested in the potential impact of trauma, loss and grief experiences.

Other resources

Australian Pain Society www.apsoc.org.au
An organisation featuring representatives of many medical specialties such as dentistry, psychology, nursing and general practice, the society aims to relieve pain and related suffering through education, research and public advocacy.

Beacon: www.beacon.anu.edu.au
Provides consumers and professionals with information about e-health online programs for mental health and physical health disorders. Websites throughout the world are reviewed and ranked by a panel of health experts and by consumers.

Mental Health in Multicultural Australiawww.mhima.org.au
An organisation linking a  range of state and territory mental health specialists and services, advocacy groups and tertiary institutions to promote the mental health and wellbeing of Australia’s diverse communities.

Carers Australia: www.carersaustralia.com.au
The national carer organisation that works to promote the recognition of the important role of carers and to empower carers so that they will be better informed and resourced.

Consumers’ Health Forum of Australia: www.chf.org.au
The leading national organisation providing a voice for health consumers.

National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect: www.napcan.org.au
A national organisation working to promote effective care and protection of children.

National Rural Health Alliance: www.ruralhealth.org.au
A national body working to improve the health of Australians living in rural and remote areas.

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