Mental Health Resources
Websites - National
Home of Mental Health First Aid Training
National organization that provides information about depression to consumers, carers and health professionals. Includes symptom checklists, fact sheets and much more. Home of What Works for depression (and what dosen’t)
Black Dog Institute is an Australian educational, research and clinical facility offering specialist expertise in mood disorders. Lots of fact sheets to download.
Depression Counselling, Peer Support and Information Service for Australians.
Information about depression compiled by the Australian National University's Centre for Mental Health Research.
A free self help program to teach cognitive behavior therapy skills to people vulnerable to depression and anxiety.
The Mental Health Council of Australia (MHCA) is the peak, national non-government organization representing and promoting the interests of the Australian mental health sector. Information on the Flannel Flower Australia’s symbol of Mental Health Awareness can be found here.
A research unit focused on online education and treatment for health and well being.
InfraPsych was developed to enable those who may be suffering from a mental illness (and their carers) to participate in the process of understanding their mental health needs, and to manage and monitor their progress through evaluation, treatment and follow-up.
SANE Australia is a national charity working for a better life for people affected by mental illness – through campaigning,( including StigmaWatch) education and research. Excellent source of information on schizophrenia.
Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia: provides support for people with schizophrenia and their families.
The focus of this website is Recovery. Bronwyn Fox author of ‘Power over Panic’.
Carers Australia is the national peak body representing the diversity of carers in Australia.
The Butterfly Foundation is dedicated to changing the culture, policy and practice in the prevention and treatment of eating disorders.
Websites - WA
Home of the Act Belong Commit campaign for a mentally healthy Western Australia. An initiative of Curtain University.
WAAMH is the peak mental health representative body in Western Australia for non-government not-for-profit agencies. Home of Mental Health Week.
This website seeks to increase access to and availability of suicide prevention information for professionals, researchers and community members. Not a crisis line.
Websites - International
The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through research, paving the way for prevention, recovery and cure.Extensive American website.
OCD-UK is the leading national charity, independently working with and for people with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
Borderline Personality Disorder information and support
Matthew Johnstone- the author of ‘I had a Black Dog’.
GROW is a community of persons working towards mental health through mutual help and a 12 Step Program of recovery.
Arafmi Mental Health Carers and Friends Association supporting family and friends of people with a mental health issue. Advocacy, support and education.
World Association for Infant Mental Health
Provides information for family members across Australia where a parent has a mental illness and for people who care for and work with them. Excellent resources.
Kid’s helpline: web counselling, fact sheets and resources. Designed 5-18yr olds.
Australian primary schools mental health initiative.
MindMatters is a national mental health initiative for secondary schools.
Orygen Youth Health (OYH) is Australia’s largest youth-focused mental health organisation.
EPPIC is a specialist early psychosis clinical program within ORYGEN Youth Health
Australia’s National Youth Mental Health Foundation.
Mental Health Website for young people to find help, support and resources.
Designed for young people-funded by SANE.
Beyond Blue’s Youth program.
Good mental health resource for young people
Undertakes world class trauma related research, policy advice, service development and education.
The Child Trauma Academy, a NP organization working to improve the lives of high-risk children through direct service, research and education. Dr Bruce Perry. Houston USA
The Medical Director and Founder of the Trauma Center is Bessel van der Kolk, MD, who is an internationally recognized leader in the field of psychological trauma.
For everyone involved in the care of children/youth and interested in the potential impact of trauma, loss and grief experiences.
The mission of the Australian Centre for grief and bereavement is to provide, through research, education, and consultancy, support for bereaved people.
Based in South Australia an information resource on death-related grief for the community and professionals.
Provides specialist services in alcohol and other substance related brain impairment.
Promoting Drug prevention and education campaigns.
The Foundation conducts research on drug issues, implements drug education programs, develops resources for school students, teachers and parents.
Australian Alcohol guidelines
Australian Drug Information Network.
Website for young people by young people.
OxyGen gives you the whole story about tobacco so you can make your own decisions about smoking.
The Australian National Tobacco Campaign.
Our vision is to create a conflict-resolving community in a culture of peace and social justice.
Global organization helping people compassionately connect with one another through Nonviolent Communication, a process created by Marshall B Rosenberg.
Womens Services and Support, Crisis Care
Womens Health Services (WHS) provides medical and clinical services, counselling, information, community talks and workshops, referral, and outreach to women in Western Australia.
Mindfulness and Well-Being
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.
Mindful awareness research centre
The Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice is committed to the promotion of wellbeing through the application of mindfulness-based approaches.
The Centre for Mindful Eating
To promote the creation of a contemplative, compassionate, and rigorous experimental and experiential science of the mind which could guide and inform medicine, neuroscience, psychology, education and human development.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a unique empirically based psychological intervention that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies.
The art of mindful living: Thich Nhat Hanh
The principal objective of the centre is to provide facilities and resources for fostering the practice of meditation and mindfulness in relation to health, stress reduction, lifestyle enhancement and personal well-being for individuals, groups and organisations.
Interesting website by Dr Chris Walsh-lots of resources,links and articles.
Opengound mindfulness training-MBSR