Links

 

 

" NEW" Links to Overseas Organisations.

 

Links to Australian Organisations.

http://www.aifs.gov.au/nch/resources/counselling.html#nat

Focuses on counselling support for children.

 

Anxiety Recovery Centre
www.arcvic.com.au
Information about anxiety disorders, their management and links.

ADAVIC (The Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria)
www.adavic.org.au
Information about Panic Disorder, Social Phobia, Agoraphobia, Generalised Anxiety and Depression, and support services.

Reconnexion: Treating Panic, Anxiety, Depression and Tranquilliser Dependency.
www.pada.org.au
Information on anxiety and depression (including postnatal depression), related research and publications

Social Anxiety Australia
www.socialanxiety.com.au
Information on social anxiety and panic attacks, first-hand accounts from people living with these conditions and links.

Anxiety Disorders Alliance
www.ada.mentalhealth.asn.au
Information on anxiety disorders, related resources and support groups.

Anxiety Network Australia
www.anxietynetwork.com.au
Information on anxiety disorders, related programs, workshops and courses - as well as stories from people living with these disorders.

Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety Disorders (CRUfAD)
www.crufad.org
Information about depression, anxiety and its management

Climate.tv - interactive e-health
www.climate.tv
Developed by medical experts, this is a self-management system for people with depression and anxiety.

Reconnexion: Treating Panic, Anxiety, Depression and Tranquilliser Dependency.
www.tranx.org.au
Information on benzodiazepines (tranquillisers and sleeping pills), guidelines on how to use them safely, and strategies for sleep and anxiety management.

SANE Australia
www.sane.org
Mental health-related information, tips, links and online help.

GROW
www.grow.net.au
Details of weekly depression and anxiety-related support group meetings, various social activities and group leader training weekends.

Victims of Crime
www.victimsofcrime.com.au
Information and referral in relation to trauma and anxiety


Black Dog Institute
www.blackdoginstitute.org.au
Information on depression (including during and after pregnancy) and Bipolar Disorder - specifically looking at causes, treatments, symptoms, getting help and current research findings.

Depression and Mood Disorders Association
http://dmda.mentalhealth.asn.au/supgrp.htm
Mood disorder-related information (e.g. depression and bipolar disorder), support groups and links.

Even Keel
www.evenkeel.org.au
Information on mood disorder-related conditions (e.g. bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, phobias), issues (drug and alcohol use, self-harm) and links.

Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission
www.humanrights.gov.au
Information on your rights and how to protect them, including information specifically for people with disabilities.

Mental Health Law Centre
www.mhlcwa.org.au
Legal information for people with mental illness - covering issues like being an involuntary patient, guardianship, medication and making complaints.

The Mental Health Advocacy Service - NSW
www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/asp/index.asp?pgid=594
The Mental Health Advocacy Service is part of Legal Aid NSW. The service provides free legal advice and assistance about mental health law and the Guardianship Tribunal. Relatives and friends are also welcome to contact the service. Legal Aid will pay for the telephone call if you are outside Sydney.  

Australian Mental Health Consumer Network
www.amhcn.com.au
Information on what consumers (people with mental illnesses) are doing to help improve the mental health system in Australia - as well as links to a range of consumer-related mental health issues.

Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council (VMIAC)
vmiac.com.au
Information on current consumer-based publications, laws, research and discussion papers. (The word 'consumer' means a person with a mental illness.)

Centrelink
www.centrelink.gov.au
Information on how people with mental illness and their carers can get the support they are entitled to, including sickness allowance, disability support pensions and psychological treatment.

Disability Services Australia
www.dsa.org.au
Information on the rights of people with disabilities.

The Australian Health Insurance Association
www.ahia.org.au 
Private health insurance related information from the Australian health industry's peak representative body.

Black Dog Institute
www.blackdoginstitute.org.au
Information on depression (including during and after pregnancy) and Bipolar Disorder - specifically causes, treatments, symptoms, getting help and current research findings.

Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety Disorders (CRUfAD)
www.crufad.org
Information about depression, anxiety and its management

Sunrise Foundation
www.sunrisefoundation.org.au
The Sunrise Foundation delivers purpose-built preventative education programs for elite athletes across all sports addressing depression..

BluePages
www.bluepages.anu.edu.au
Information on the symptoms of depression its causes, how to prevent and treat it - as well as related links.

Reconnexion: Treating Panic, Anxiety, Depression and Tranquilliser Dependency.
www.pada.org.au
Information on anxiety and depression (including post-natal depression) and details on related research and publications

Reconnexion: Treating Panic, Anxiety, Depression and Tranquilliser Dependency.
www.tranx.org.au
Information for people taking benzodiazepines (tranquillisers and sleeping pills), and information for people who have become dependent on benzodiazepines This site suggests strategies for sleep and anxiety management and provides guidelines for the safe use of tranquillisers.

depressioNet
www.depressionservices.org.au
Free online Counselling, Peer Support and Working Well service is to assist people with the management of their depression, stress and anxiety enabling them to improve their mental health and overall day to day functioning.

Anika Foundation
www.anikafoundation.com
Helps support research into adolescent depression

depression.com.au
www.depression.com.au
This is an Australian depression information resource with links to depression support services, related sites, psychologists and therapists in your area.

Depression Guide
www.depression-guide.com
Depression Guide is a searchable index of articles and personal stories, related to depression - including symptoms, causes, types of depression and treatments.

Working Well
www.workingwell.org.au
Supports people in the workplace living with depression.

Back from the Brink
www.IamBackFromTheBrink.com
First hand knowledge to consumers, caregivers, and the workplace on how to prevent and overcome depression.
Developed by medical experts, this is a self-management system for people with depression and anxiety.

MoodGYM
www.moodgym.anu.edu.au
An interactive web-based program that helps people identify problem emotions and develop skills for preventing and managing depression.

The Butterfly Foundation
www.thebutterflyfoundation.org.au
Support and referral for people with eating disorders and their families (national) 

Carers Australia
www.carersaustralia.com.au
The latest information, research, policies and services for people caring for someone with an illness or disability, including mental illness. .

itsallright.org
www.itsallright.org
Information and links to help and support young people who have a friend or family member with mental illness.

COMIC (Children of Mentally Ill Consumers)
www.howstat.com/comic/contactus.asp
Children of Mentally Ill Consumers or COMIC is a group of people who have parents with a mental illness. The website has resources and information on support groups.

ARAFMI (Association for Relatives and Friends of the Mentally Ill)
 NSW - www.arafmi.org/
Provides information on support services for families and friends of people with mental illness and/or psychiatric disability. Please see below for the link to the ARAFMI in your state or territory.

Cyclops ACT
www.cyclopsact.org
Website for young people with a family member who has a mental illness. Find information about illness and disability, about caring for someone and where to get help when things are tough.
 

Children Of Parents with a Mental Illness (COPMI)
www.copmi.net.au
Contains a database of programs and support services already operating across Australia to support children and families where there is a parent with a mental illness. It also provides access and downloads for a wide variety of resources and support materials and programs, as well as tips provided by its users that have worked for them.

SuicideLine
www.suicideline.org.au
Information on why a person becomes suicidal, how to help someone who is suicidal, what to do in an emergency and how to cope with a death by suicide.

The National Association for Loss and Grief
NSW- www.nalag.org.au
Information on counselling and support services, seminars, publications and links for people who are experiencing grief following the loss of someone close to them.

Tough'in it out
www.toughinitout.com
Information on how to manage and get treatment for suicidal thoughts.

Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement
www.grief.org.au
Grief and bereavement related information and resources, links to websites and low cost or free counselling services and a message board. 

Commonwealth Carelink
www.commcarelink.health.gov.au
Information on community aged care, disability and other support services available locally, interstate or anywhere within Australia.

JobAccess
www.jobaccess.gov.au
JobAccess a website and free professional telephone information and advice service. Users of the service can access confidential advice on matters relating to the employment of people with disability. The JobAccess advisory team includes a fully qualified Psychologist and Occupational Therapists who are experienced on all disability employment matters. This includes the range of Australian Government services and incentives available for people with disability, employers, service providers and co-workers. These include reimbursement of the costs of special and adaptive equipment, Auslan interpreting for job interviews and other work related activities, Deaf Awareness training for co-workers, wage subsidies and workplace modifications.

At Ease
http://at-ease.dva.gov.au/www/html/7-home-page.asp
This website can help you or someone you know recognise signs of mental health problems and act to improve and maintain health and wellbeing.

Aftercare
www.aftercare.com.au
Information and referral on mental illness

Post and Antenatal Depression Association Inc (PaNDa)
www.panda.org.au
Provides information to women and their families affected by antenatal and postnatal mood disorders on the causes and symptoms of these disorders, as well as types of treatments and support services are available.


Substance abuse related disorders

Turning Point
www.turningpoint.org.au
Information about substance use-related disorders and their management and an online interactive counselling service.

The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC)
www.ndarc.med.unsw.edu.au
Information about substance use-related disorders and their management.

Family Drug Help
www.familydrughelp.sharc.org.au
Family-focused information about substance use-related disorders and their management.

Drug Info Clearinghouse
www.druginfo.adf.org.au
A searchable online library with drug and alcohol-related information.

National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre
http://ncpic.org.au/
Evidence based information on cannabis and related harms. Cannabis Information and Helpline (free call) 1800 30 40 50



Suicide prevention

Lifeline
www.lifeline.org.au
Links and a search facility that directs you to your local Lifeline centre.

Suicide Prevention Australia - SPA
www.suicidepreventionaust.org
Links and referrals to suicide prevention related helplines and services throughout Australia.

Support After Suicide
www.supportaftersuicide.org.au
Information and resources for people bereaved by suicide as well as for professionals who are providing support including GPs and schools.

Suicide Call Back Service Website 
www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au
Information and referral to assist people at risk of suicide, their carers, and people bereaved by the suicide of a loved one



Young People

Ybblue
www.ybblue.com.au
The youth website of beyondblue: the national depression initiative. Focusing on depression, anxiety and substance use-related disorders, this site is aimed specifically at young people and provides information, tips, personal stories and links.

Headroom
www.headroom.net.au
Information and advice on how to look after the mental health of children and young people. This site is for children, young people, their families and friends and includes information on bullying, stress, problem solving and friendship.

Somazone
www.somazone.com.au
Young people-focused information about drugs, sex, mental health, body image and relationships.

Reach Out!
www.reachout.com.au
Young people-focused information and advice on how to prevent and manage tough times - including an interactive program.

itsallright.org
www.itsallright.org
Story-based information, advice and referrals for young people with a friend or family member who has a mental illness.

Kids Help Line
www.kidshelp.com.au
Email and web counselling for children and young people aged between five and18 years.

Headspace
www.headspace.org.au
Information an referral for young people on a range of mental health issues

 

 Chronic illness

Alzheimer's Australia
www.alzheimers.org.au
Information on dementia


Arthritis Australia
www.arthritisaustralia.com.au
Information on arthritis


Asthma Foundations of Australia
www.asthmaaustralia.org.au
Information, advice, education, counselling and support for people with asthma


Breast Cancer Network Australia
www.bcna.org.au
Information about breast cancer


Canteen
www.canteen.org.au
Information for young people living with cancer


Diabetes Australia
www.diabetesaustralia.com.au
Information about diabetes


Kidney Health Australia
www.kidney.org.au
Information on kidney health


National Heart Foundation of Australia
www.heartfoundation.com.au
Information on a range of heart-health topics


National Stroke Foundation
www.strokefoundation.com.au
Information on stroke


Parkinson's Australia
www.parkinsons.org.au
Information on Parkinson's disease


Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia
www.prostate.org.au
Information on prostate cancer


The Cancer Council Australia
www.cancer.org.au
Information about cancer


The Continence Foundation of Australia
www.continence.org.au
Information on preventing and managing incontinence

Chronic Illness Alliance
www.chronicillness.org.au
An alliance of chronic illness organisations, which aims to build a better focus in health policy and health services for all people with chronic illnesses. The website includes a list of national and state-based chronic illness organisations.