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Australia has great mental health services and resources, but it can be tough finding the ones that suit you best. We’ve made your search easier by hand-picking resources from publicly funded providers.
If life pressures are causing you stress, you can take action. NewAccess is a FREE service that provides support in the form of a coach. It’s someone who can guide you in setting practical goals that will get you back on track.
Blue Knot Foundation
The National Centre of Excellence for Complex Trauma. We empower recovery and build resilience for adults impacted by complex trauma. This includes 1 in 4 adult Australians who have experienced childhood trauma.
Australia’s National Youth Mental Health Foundation. Information and support.
A service that helps young people get through tough times. It provides information and support on a range of issues including depression and anxiety.
Autism Spectrum Australia
(Aspect) builds confidence and capacity with people who have an autism spectrum disorder, their families and communities by providing information, education and other services.
Autism: What Next?
We know trying to find out about autism can be overwhelming, so we created a simple but comprehensive resource. You decide how you want to use it.
This site is for parents and teachers of children with moderate to severe autism. The information on this site describes the objectives of the games. The games are a free resource that aims to help autistic children to develop independent living skills.
Hi there, welcome to Aspergernauts. My website aims to provide a friendly place to explain in as simple form as possible, all about Asperger’s Syndrome. The information is intended to help professionals, parents and people with Aspergers understand what it’s all about.
This website has been created as a resource for young people with autism or Asperger’s, and their families. You are about to take some very big steps, finishing school and starting your adult life is an exciting time full of possibilities and opportunities. In developing this website we have included information that will assist young people and their families whatever their abilities.
This website is a guide for parents, professionals and people with Asperger’s Syndrome and their partners. In this site you will find issues related to Asperger’s Syndrome, resources, resource papers Tony has authored, related topics and Tonys presentation schedule.
Information on ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
Three sites that provide a lot of good information for parents, children, teenagers, university students, and adults about ADHD. Information about diagnosis, treatment, online articles, book reviews and resource lists. www.chadd.org/ www.idonline.org/
myADHD offers subscribers a collection of online tools developed to evaluate, monitor and treat children and adults who have symptoms of ADHD and related disorders.
BODY IMAGE & EATING DISORDERS
Eating Disorders Victoria
Eating Disorders Victoria (EDV) is unique in Victoria in providing a comprehensive support and information service on all aspects of eating disorders. The website has good fact sheets and a youth portal called “real youth”.
The Butterfly Foundation
The Butterfly Foundation provides support for Australians who suffer from eating disorders and negative body image issues and their carers.
Centre for Eating and Dieting Disorders
Provides good information about the warning signs for eating disorders.
Chronic Pain Australia
A website aimed to reduce the unnecessary suffering and isolation caused by chronic pain in the Australian community – resources and information which help people manage their pain.
Pain Management Network
This website is designed to help you gain a better understanding of your pain. The site contains information to enable you to develop skills and knowledge in the self management of your pain in partnership with your healthcare providers.
A 24/7 online advisor for people with chronic pain. It provides you with recommendations on ways to manage your pain. As you visit the site and answer some questions, you are able to get suggestions that fit you best. They provide you with a daily pain tracker so that you can give your doctor up-to-date and accurate information. The painACTION program features articles about pain management, interviews, and online tools for managing chronic pain.
DEPRESSION & BIPOLAR DISORDER
A national, independent, not-for-profit organization working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related substance misuse disorders in Australia.
Black Dog Institute
Educational website specialising in mood disorders. Expert advice on depression and bipolar disorder, how to get help and stay well.
Provides a vital service across Australia by offering the only specialist national perinatal mental health telephone counselling service, as well as reducing stigma around perinatal anxiety and depression, and providing education services to health professionals and the wider community.
The Low Down
Youth depression website. Made for Kiwi’s this site is still worth a look because it’s so good. Good site for us Australian’s too. Get all the facts about depression and hear other people’s personal stories.
Youth Beyond Blue
Extremely good website for young people regarding mental health. Definitely worth a look. Ybblue’s all about getting the message out there that it’s okay to talk about depression and to encourage young people and their family and friends to get help when it’s needed.
DRUGS, ALCOHOL & GAMBLING
Counselling Online aims to improve community access to drug treatment and referral services, particularly in rural and regional areas. The service is free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The service offers online text-based counselling to alcohol and other drug users, and others affected by alcohol and drug use in the community, including family members, relatives and friends.
Hello Sunday Morning
A website for individuals to create meaningful change in their lives by taking a short break from alcohol. By sharing their story, each persons’ stand is a unique and essential contribution to a better drinking culture.
Want to stop smoking? Find out how to get started on your quit journey, with handy tips and practical advice on how to quit smoking.
National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre
A website providing cannabis information to the community, users, their families. Really good information to assist in reducing usage.
Great website of information, resources and connection to counselling support.
Working it Out with YoDAA Tool helps you work out where you’re at with your drug and alcohol use. You will get feedback along the way and personalised outcomes at the end.
A website for the 5.5 million Australian men aged 18 to 54. In particular, the site aims to reach young men aged 18 to 24, fathers aged 25 to 54, men living and working in urban growth areas, men living and working in regional and remote areas, men who are unemployed and men who are misusing alcohol or drugs and provide them with the instructions and tools so they can take action against depression and anxiety.
The complete Australian resource for parenting newborns to teens.
When a parent recognises a teenager needs help, they’re more likely to get it. That’s why we’ve introduced a new service to help parents help teenagers. On this site you will find fact sheets, stories, practical tips and tools covering a range of topics, issues and experiences that are relevant to teenagers aged 12–18 years.
Reachout Parents Coaching
Better support your teenager with our free, professional coaching sessions.
Because parents of teenagers all have different needs, Triple P has many different ways to get positive parenting help. From one-off seminars to ongoing courses, you choose what is best for you and your family. It’s about giving you just the right amount of help you need – enough, but not too much!
Generation Next Blog
Good portal for parents to look at issues impacting on them and parenting teenagers. Topic areas include bullying, cybersafety, mental health, sex and violence in the media, drugs and alcohol, body image and eating disorders.
Parents are trying their best to raise their kids. Sometimes, the job of parenting is tough and parents don’t know what to do next.
Relationships Australia is a leading provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities. They aim to support all people in Australia to achieve positive and respectful relationships.
Are you experiencing sexual assault or domestic and family violence? Seeking to support someone who is? We can help.
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