Links and Information

Anxiety

anxietyonline: www.anxietyonline.org.au
anxietyonline provides psycho-educational information about anxiety disorders, free automated psychological assessment and self-help treatment programs, plus low cost therapist-assisted programs over 12 weeks.

e-couch: www.ecouch.anu.edu.au
e-hub’s newest self help interactive program includes modules for social anxiety and generalised anxiety as well as depression. It provides self-help interventions drawn from cognitive, behavioural and interpersonal therapies as well as relaxation and physical activity.

Depression

beyondblue: www.beyondblue.org.au
beyondblue is a national response to reduce the prevalence of depression in Australia.

Black Dog Institute:www.blackdoginstitute.org.au
Expert information on depression and Bipolar Disorder for the general public as well as professionals, including information on getting help for mood disorders, suggestions on ways of staying well, and detailed information about the Institute's research activities.

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 enhance safety and privacy.

e-couch: www.ecouch.anu.edu.au
e-hub’s newest self help interactive program includes modules for social anxiety and generalised anxiety as well as depression. It provides self-help interventions drawn from cognitive, behavioural and interpersonal therapies as well as relaxation and physical activity.

MoodGYM: www.moodgym.anu.edu.au
A popular interactive program which incorporates cognitive-behaviour therapy for depression. It was first launched in 2001 and is now in its third revision. MoodGYM has been extensively researched and its effectiveness has been demonstrated in randomised controlled trials.

Drugs and substance use

Australian Drug Information Network: www.adin.com.au
The ADIN provides a central point of access to quality Internet-based alcohol and drug information provided by prominent organisations in Australia and internationally.

Living Is For Everyone (LIFE): www.livingisforeveryone.com.au
The Commonwealth government’s Living Is For Everyone (LIFE) website is a world-class suicide and self-harm prevention resource. Dedicated to providing the best available evidence and resources to guide activities aimed at reducing the rate at which people take their lives in Australia, the LIFE website is designed for people across the community who are involved in suicide and self-harm prevention activities.

Rural and Remote Assistance

Health Alliance: www.ruralhealth.org.au

This alliance is the peak national body working to improve the health of Australians living in rural and remote areas. 

Suicide

Living Is For Everyone (LIFE): www.livingisforeveryone.com.au
The Commonwealth government’s Living Is For Everyone (LIFE) website is a world-class suicide and self-harm prevention resource. Dedicated to providing the best available evidence and resources to guide activities aimed at reducing the rate at which people take their lives in Australia, the LIFE website is designed for people across the community who are involved in suicide and self-harm prevention activities.

Reach Out: www.reachout.com.au
A national online youth suicide prevention program.

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 counselling service for all ages. 

Government resources and projects

Australian Centre for Post-Traumatic Mental Health: www.acpmh.unimelb.edu.au
The Centre provides advice on mental health issues to the Departments of Veterans' Affairs and Defence. It also acts as a source of expert advice to mental health service providers, policy makers, organisations, researchers, and other interested parties on issues associated with traumatic stress and veteran or military mental health.

General resources

Australian Pain Society www.apsoc.org.au
The Australian Pain Society is a multi disciplinary organisation with representatives among its members from many medical specialties, as well as dentistry, psychology, nursing, general practitioners other health professionals and the basic sciences.

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

Carers Australia: www.carersaustralia.com.au
The national peak 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 all health consumers.

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

Mental Health associations / organisations throughout Australia www.mentalhealth.asn.au

Multicultural Mental Health Australia: www.mmha.org.au
The MMHA links a wide 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.

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

National Institute of Clinical Studies: www.nicsl.com.au
The Institute provides a national focus to champion continuous improvement in the quality and delivery of clinical practice to the Australian community.

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

SANE Australia: www.sane.org
A national charity helping people affected by mental illness.

Bipolar Caregivers: http://www.bipolarcaregivers.org/
Provides support for Carers