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Kids' Helpline: www.kidshelpline.com.au
1800 551 800
A national 24-hour telephone counselling service for children and young people in Australia.
13 11 14
A national 24-hour telephone and online counselling service for all ages, featuring an online chat service.
Suicide Call Back Service: www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au
1300 659 467
A national 24-hour telephone and online counselling service for those feeling suicidal and those caring from someone who is suicidal, or those affected by suicide.
WEBSITES AND SOURCES FOR MENTAL ILLNESS, ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION
MindHealthConnect features mental health resources, information and online programs provided by a range of organisations, including a guided search tool which helps users to navigate their way to appropriate support.
Reach Out Pro: www.reachoutpro.com.au
ReachOut Pro provides information about mental health, as well as access and advice for professionals on a range of online interventions, tools and resources that can be used to enhance the effectiveness of psychosocial support and mental health care provided to young people.
A national organisation which aims to reduce the prevalence of anxiety and depression in Australia and the stigma surrounding the issues.
Tune In Not Out: www.tuneinnotout.com
Tune In Not Out (TINO) features videos, stories, blogs, music and factsheets from services right across Australia, brought together in one central location. (TINO) deals with a wide range of topics that matter to young people, and provides 24hr TV for life’s challenges.
Black Dog Institute: www.blackdoginstitute.org.au
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Butterfly Foundation: www.thebutterflyfoundation.org.au/
The Butterfly Foundation represents all people affected by eating disorders and negative body image. They provide information, support services, education, advice and resources to help. They also have a support line 1800 33 4673 8am to 9pm AEST.
Information about anxiety disorders, free automated psychological assessment and self-help treatment programs, plus low-cost therapist-assisted programs over 12 weeks.
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.
Sane Australia: www.sane.org
1330 136 289
Call for mental illness advice, referrals, weekdays 9am-5pm AEST. Share online resources about mental illness, online support communities.
ASCA - Adults Surviving Child Abuse: www.asca.org.au
ASCA is the leading national organisation working to improve the lives of Australian adults who have experienced childhood trauma and abuse. ASCA provides professional phone support, information, resources, tools and workshops to help survivors and their friends, families, partners and loved ones live better lives. It also educates and trains health professionals and others working with survivors to better support them on their healing journey.
Ultimate Parent Guide for Protecting Your Child on the Internet: https://www.vpnmentor.com/blog/the-ultimate-parent-guide-for-child-internet/
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.
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.
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.
National Hope Line: www.suicideprevention.salvos.org.au
Hope for Life Suicide Prevention & Bereavement Support provides information, resources and training for those that support people who are at risk of suicide or have lost a loved one to suicide.
1300 467 354
Call for telephone counselling if you’ve lost a loved one to suicide or supporting that person, 24/7
Reach Out: www.reachout.com.au
A national online youth suicide prevention program, featuring information and resources.
National initiative to provide information and resources to help the media and entertainment industries report on suicide, mental health and mental illness.
R U Ok Day?: www.ruok.org.au
A great campaign helping suicide prevention and connection. Providing resources, conversation tools, activities and stories.
Conversations Matter: www.conversationsmatter.com.au
Find tips and tools to start conversations face-to-face or in a group about suicide.
WizCase - guide to cyberbullying: https://www.wizcase.com/blog/a-comprehensive-cyberbullying-guide-for-parents/