The Far North Queensland Suicide Prevention Taskforce is a community-based group with the goals of implementing, supporting and promoting strategies which aim at the reduction of suicide and self-harm in the FNQ area. Their website contains information and resources tailored towards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
beyondblue produce and refer people to accurate, up-to-date, easy to read information on depression, anxiety and related disorders. A wide variety of factsheets and booklets can be ordered online or downloaded from this website. The Find A Doctor or Other Mental Health Professional database allows people to search for mental health professionals in their local community.
BlueBoard is an online community for people suffering from depression or anxiety, their friends and carers, and for those who are concerned that they may have depression or anxiety and want some support. The group is run as a moderated bulletin board with strict protocols to enhance safety.
The depressioNet.org.au website and online community is created and provided by Australians from a variety of backgrounds who have had personal experiences with depression. The site includes information and resources about depression, as well as an online message board and chat rooms.
Eating Disorders Victoria is the primary source of support, information, community education and advocacy for people with eating disorders. Their website has a range of information and resources related to eating disorders.
Healthshare is Australia's fastest growing interactive health network, designed to provide better access to health expertise and improve the quality of health information online. Healthshare provides a question and answer service for Australians to get answers from qualified local experts across over 360 topic areas. The service operates in a community environment which provides support and encouragement.
Lifeline provides 24 hour telephone counselling for a range of issues. The Lifeline Information Service webpage provides access to a variety of self-help tool kits with information about issues such as mental illness depression suicide prevention and more. The Self-help Toolkits are available for download from here.
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. The website includes an 'Information for Consumers and Carers' section with useful resources for the general public.
Mental Health Wiki is a guide to mental health problems. It aims to provide high quality and up-to-date information by allowing contributors to edit and improve each other’s material. Contributors to Mental Health Wiki include health professionals, academic researchers, consumer or carers advocates and health service administrators. Mental Health Wiki is run by a team of researchers at the University of Melbourne in Australia.
SANE Australia provides information about mental illness, suicide prevention and where to get help. The site includes factsheets, an online bookshop, media releases and a helpline (online and telephone). There are also research, advocacy and awareness campaigns.
The VMIAC is the peak Victorian non-government organisation for people who have experience with a mental illness or emotional distress. VMIAC engages in a number of activities, which include information provision, advice, mutual support and self-help, individual, group and systemic advocacy, research and evaluation, and education and training.
The Western Australian Association for Mental Health is the state's peak representative body for mental health agencies. The site provides a list of downloadable publications and a links page that provides information on services available in the WA community.
Anxiety Online is a comprehensive online mental health service offering information, assessment and online treatment programs ("eTherapy") for various anxiety disorders. The programs take the form of weekly online modules based on CBT principles. They can be worked through either individually or under the guidance of a therapist.
First hand experience of overcoming depression. Graeme Cowan describes a series of strategies that he and others have used to overcome depression. The site also contains links to research, a book for carers, videos and podcasts and an online community forum.
E-couch is e-hub's latest interactive online self-help program with modules for depression, generalised anxiety and worry, social anxiety, relationship breakdown, and loss and grief. It provides evidence-based information and teaches strategies drawn from cognitive, behavioural and interpersonal therapies as well as relaxation and physical activity.
Moodgym is a web-based therapy program that aims to reduce symptoms of depression using cognitive behavioural therapy techniques. It consists of five modules, an interactive game, anxiety and depression assessments, downloadable relaxation audio, a workbook and feedback assessment.
OnTrack aims to support the Australian community to achieve mental and physical health and wellbeing. OnTrack offers free access to online programs, information, quizzes and advice that aim to provide people with the informations and skills that will enable them to manage their own problems, helping them to keep their lives "On Track".
Suicideline Victoria provides telephone counselling, crisis intervention and referrals for people who feel suicidal, their carers, and those bereaved by suicide. The site contains information written specifically for each group affected by suicide and links to community resources.
JIGSAW is On the Line's community service database, housing over 4500 unique listings of local, state-based and national community services. JIGSAW is geographically searchable, making it easy for visitors to find an appropriate service close to home.
The Lifeline Service Finder is a directory of free or low cost health and community services available in Australia. It includes accommodation, domestic violence, family and children’s services, financial assistance and mental health services.
Department of Veterans Affairs website aimed at veterans, ex-serving personnel and their families. The site will help you understand the warning signs of suicide and provide information and resources to help keep you and others safe from suicide. Help is also available for those bereaved by suicide.
headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation. We help young people who are going through a tough time. If you're 12-25, you can get health advice, support and information from headspace. With centres all around Australia, headspace can help you with general health, mental health and counselling, education, employment and other services, and alcohol and other drug services.
The Kids Helpline site is geared towards young people between the ages of 5 and 25 years. Young people can access web-based counselling or email counselling via this site. The Kids Helpline site also provides a searchable service database and number of downloadable factsheets covering a range of issues.
Mental Health information and resource site from the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Adolescent Health. Online resources for topics including mental health, substance abuse, reproductive health and healthy relationships.
Reach Out is Australia's leading online youth mental health service that inspires young people to help themselves through tough times, and find ways to boost their own mental health and wellbeing. The site includes a large range of fact sheets, personal stories, videos and a large and active discussion forum.
Tune In Not Out (or as our friends call us - TINO) provides 24hr TV for life's challenges from mental to sexual health. Tune In Not Out brings videos, factsheets, real stories and blogs from across Australia into one central point for young people to explore.
Youth Focus is committed to making a difference in the lives of young people who are suffering and those who see no hope on the horizon. As a unique, independent, not for profit organisation they offered a range of free mental health services to support vulnerable young people in Western Australia.