HealthInsite: Young people
The transition from childhood to young adulthood can be both exciting and confusing. The 'Young people' page on the HealthInsite website covers many of the issues that may affect young people during this time, such as social and survival skills and physical and mental health.
The YMCA has a range of programs focused on young people up to 25 years of age. Their activities focus on sports, health and fitness, recreation and personal development.
Centre for Adolescent Health
The Centre for Adolescent Health aims to improve young people’s life chances, because adolescence is as much about new opportunities as new risks. The site contains a list of useful links and resources for young people.
Centre for Multicultural Youth
The Centre for Multicultural Youth is a community based organisaiton that advocates for the needs of young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds. It has a priority on culturally and linguistically diverse young people from refugee and newly arrived communities.
Youth Network of Tasmania (YNOT)
YNOT is the peak body for the non-government youth sector in Tasmania.
Linkzone is a portal designed for young people in Tasmania aged 12 to 25. The portal has been designed to enable young people to easily access a range of information and resources about health and wellbeing, money matters, employment, housing and accommodation, environmental and social issues, and more.
Menslink was created to support and help young men develop to their full potential. We provide mentoring and counselling services to young men and their families in the Australian Capital Territory and parts of regional southern New South Wales.
Dr YES online
Dr YES (youth education sessions) is a program run by the Australian Medical Association where medical students go out to metropolitan and rural high schools to have open and frank discussions about the big issues facing youth health - particularly alcohol and drugs, mental health and sexual health.
Youth Legal Service Inc (WA)
Youth Legal Service is a Community Legal Centre that provides free and confidential legal services to young people in Western Australia. Our site provides information about our services, projects, and publications. It also provides access to our expanding collection of fact sheets that deal with the legal issues young people are facing. The fact sheets are available to download for free.
The UK-based campaign against living miserably (CALM) was set up to reduce the high suicide rate amongst men under 35, currently the single biggest killer of young men in the UK. It is a campaign and charity targeting young men with a helpline, magazine and online community.
Between the Lines
Between The Lines is a community for young people aged 18-25 that enables them to make informed decsisions to reduce problematic drug and alcohol use. The site's vision is to build a community where young people can discuss and debate issues relating to drugs with others and find information and help, which ultimately informs and reduces problematic use. By bringing the conversation out in the open and facilitating the perspectives of experts and young people, Between the Lines enables young people to make considered choices about using drugs and reduce the harms they incur if they take drugs.
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 well being. The site includes a large range of fact sheets, personal stories, videos and a large and active discussion forum.
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.
Office of Adolescent Health (US)
The Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) coordinates adolescent health promotion and disease prevention programs and initiatives across the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The site contains information and resources on a range of adolescent health topics.
Youth Focus is a unique independent not for profit organisation that supports vulnerable young people in Western Australia by offering a range of mental health services. They operate with a team of highly trained and skilled psychologists, social workers and occupational therapists to provide a range of early intervention and prevention services free of charge, aimed at supporting young people and their families to overcome the issues associated with suicide, depression and self harm.
US-based site providing information from various government agencies on how kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators and others in the community can prevent or stop bullying.
Australian Indigenous Health InfoNet
Our web resource is a 'one-stop info-shop' for people interested in improving the health of Indigenous Australians. We provide quality, up-to-date knowledge and information about many aspects of Indigenous health, and support 'yarning places' (electronic networks) that encourage information-sharing and collaboration among people working in health and related sectors.
Australia's Divorce Services Directory
An online service directory for people experiencing divorce or separation. It includes free articles of interest, discussion forums, links to government websites and a growing, national directory of services to assist people.
Men's Referral Service
The Men's Referral Service is an anonymous and confidential telephone service provided for men by men. It provides a central point of contact for men who are wanting to stop their violent or abusive behaviour towards their family members, but are not sure how or where to go for advice. The website provides useful information and resources around family violence.
Australian Psychological Society
The Australian Psychological Society (APS) is the largest professional association for psychologists in Australia, representing more than 20,000 members. The site includes a wealth of information about accessing a psychologist in Australia, including a 'Find a Psychologist' service for visitors to locate a local psychologist.
XY is a website focused on men, masculinities and gender politics. XY is a space for the exploration of issues of gender and sexuality, the daily issues of men's and women's lives, and practical discussion of personal and social change. The site includes a discussion forum, resource library, and a toolkit for activism, personal transformation and social change.
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia is the peak national body for prostate cancer in Australia, dedicated to reducing the impact of prostate cancer on Australian men, their partners, families and the wider community. The site contains information and resources for men with prostate cancer, their carers and health professionals, as well as information about prostate cancer support groups.
Counselling Online is a website where you can communicate with a "live" professional counsellor about an alcohol or drug related concern. This service is for anyone seeking help about their own drug use or the drug use of a family member, relative or friend. The service is free and available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, across Australia.
Older Men's Health and Wellbeing
This web site is designed to promote the health and wellbeing of older men, and to assist them to take greater control over their lives by providing a directory of links to useful resources. These resources include organisations, initiatives, projects and services related to the enhancement of the wellbeing of older men in NSW, with some links in other Australian states.
World Health Organization
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
Better Health Channel
The Better Health Channel (BHC) provides health and medical information that is quality assured, reliable, up to date, easy to understand, regularly reviewed and locally relevant. The Better Health Channel is one of the most popular health and medical websites in Australia with over one million unique visitors each month.
AIDS Council of NSW
ACON is a health promotion organisation with a central focus on HIV/AIDS. ACON provides HIV prevention, health promotion, advocacy & care and support services to members of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities including Indigenous people, injecting drug users, sex workers and all people living with HIV/AIDS.
Men's Advisory Network
M.A.N. the peak body for service providers, organisations and individuals concerned with men’s health, wellbeing and other issues affecting males of all ages in Western Australia. The primary role that M.A.N. plays is resourcing the sector through supporting service providers, organisations and professionals from various disciplines, who work with males of all ages. In addition, M.A.N. provides information to individuals about appropriate services and professionals, plus provides general community education and raises awareness of the issues affecting males of all ages.
Anglicare WA Men's Services (Menstime)
MensTime is an Anglicare WA run program for men, funded by the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA), providing relationship counselling, support, referrals and relevant and practical groups for men.
Foundation 49′s vision is ‘to improve the health of men by raising health awareness and encouraging regular health checks’. To achieve this vision, Foundation 49 will focus on being a health promotion organisation whose primary aim is prevention and early detection.
Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council
The Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council of New South Wales (AH&MRC) is the peak representative body and voice of Aboriginal communities on health in NSW. This site is designed to provide a single point to access information, policies, data and resources for those interested in improving the health status of Aboriginal communities.
NRCHC Multicultural Health and Support Service
The Multicultural Health & Support Service (MHSS) is a state-wide program of the North Richmond Community Health Centre. MHSS was established in 2003 to work with and empower CALD communities, individuals and groups to achieve better health outcomes in relation to the diverse, highly complex and culturally sensitive issues relating to blood-borne (BBV) and sexually transmissible infections (STI).
Victorian Aboriginal Health Service
The Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS) was established in 1972 to address the specific medical needs of Victorian indigenous communities. The organisation has expanded steadily over past 30 years to provide a comprehensive range of medical, dental and social services for our community. As well as providing a variety of medical services, VAHS is committed to supporting the well-being of the community through contributions to community events and activities. VAHS is also committed to assisting research into the ongoing needs of the community. This website is designed to provide information about the services offered by VAHS, as well as document the history, significance and ongoing development of the organisation.
Men’s Health Information and Resource Centre
The Men's Health Information and Resource Centre explores men's health in terms of the factors in society and life that build or undermine this health. Provides access to information, resources, articles, details of projects and linkages to other sites and services. The focus is men’s health and well being. The site is associated with the University of Western Sydney.
This U.K. website provides information about a range of health and mental health issues, including depression, stress, self harming, as well as updates on health related matters.
The Islamic Council of Victoria
The Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV) is the peak body for Muslim organisations in Victoria. The ICV represents Victoria’s more than 90,000 Muslims, through its 37 member organisations located throughout metropolitan Melbourne and rural Victoria. Our vision is to build a better community for all Australians through the empowerment of Muslims in Victoria.
Victorian Department of Health: Aboriginal Health
Victorian Department of Health's Aboriginal Health page.
Vicnet Directory Indigenous Portal
Vicnet is Victoria's community information portal. This category of the Vicnet Directory contains 21 indigenous related links.
indigenous.gov.au celebrates the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and is a gateway to information on Australian Government Indigenous initiatives and programs. The aim of the site is to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and achievement and keep Indigenous Australians informed on important programs, services and policies.
Australian Men's Shed Association
Mens Sheds are a relatively organic community based activity that supports isolated men in given communities. They are literally ‘sheds’ and they generally involve shed like activities – craft, building, carpentry activities, etc. This site lists mens' sheds in Australia, provides a discussion forum and promotes activities such as conferences.
Men's Health Australia
Men's Health Australia is Australia’s primary source of information about the social and psychological wellbeing of men and boys. We provide news, commentary, articles, links and information about events, services, resources and newsletters covering a wide range of topics and issues of relevance to men and boys from newspapers, magazines, websites, books, journals, practitioners and institutions
The aim of the Andrology Australia website is to provide on-line access to quality and authenticated information about male reproductive health, including prostate disease, testicular cancer, male infertility, testosterone treatments and sexual dysfunction.
HEAVY Metal Group offers education and behaviour change group programs, couples and individual counselling, telephone counselling and workshops for men with anger and family violence problems.
Department of Human Services: Support services for separated families
Separation can be a challenging time for everyone involved and presents a range of emotional, financial and legal issues. Every family is unique and the separation experience is different for everybody. The information in this website is a guide to help families experiencing separation find their way around the Family Law System, better understand their rights and responsibilities following separation and includes information on services available that may help.
Men's eHealth Network (MEHN)
A website where men can speak up about their health concerns, and actively seek to improve their health through lifestyle changes.
Duchenne Foundation is the only national non-profit organisation specifically for Australian families affected by Duchenne muscular dystrophy. This website contains information and resources for those affected by Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
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.
One in Three Campaign
One in Three victims of family violence and abuse is male. While many services have quite rightly been established over the past four decades to support female victims of family violence, the needs of male victims remain largely unmet. The One in Three Campaign aims to raise public awareness of the existence and needs of male victims of family violence and abuse; to work with government and non-government services alike to provide assistance to male victims; and to reduce the incidence and impacts of family violence on Australian men, women and children.
No to Violence
No to Violence is Victoria's male family violence prevention association, the Victorian state-wide peak body of organisations and individuals working with men to end their violence and abuse against family members. Their mission is to provide counselling, advisory, referral and educational services to men who have inflicted or are at risk of inflicting violence on family members and to family members exposed to male family violence or the risk of male family violence.
beyondblue is a national, independent, not-for-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related disorders in Australia. The website contains information and resources including symptom checklists, service finders and personal stories.
National Fatherhood Initiative (US)
NFI’s mission is to improve the well being of children by increasing the proportion of children growing up with involved, responsible, and committed fathers. The initiative is based in the US, but the site has resources and an online community for fathers.
Being a Dad (CYH South Australia)
There are lots of different kinds of dads. Whether you are in a two-parent nuclear family, in a stepfamily, have the fulltime care as a single parent, or have your children with you for some of the time, being a dad is your most important job. Read more at this useful site for parents provided by the Children, Youth and Women's Health Service in South Australia.
Allanah & Madeline Foundation
The Alannah and Madeline Foundation is a national charity protecting children from violence and its devastating effects. The Foundation also runs the Better Buddies Program, an anti-bullying initiative for schools. The site has fact sheets and brochures, and an extensive section on bullying.
Action for Children: Difficult Times
UK-based site with resources (downloadable PDFs) around family separation or bereavement issues.
Raising Children Network
The complete Australian resource for parenting newborns to teens. This is a website for Australian mothers, fathers, grandparents and anyone else who has responsibility for the care of children. The site has a wealth of parenting information and resources for parents of babies, children and teenagers, and includes a large and active forum.
Kids Help Line is Australia's only free, confidential and anonymous, 24-hour telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between five and 18. The website now offers tailored sections for kids, teens and grownups with targeted information and resources for each group.
Fatherhood Institue (UK)
The Fatherhood Institution is the UK's national information centre for fatherhood. It is a charity founded by professionals with expertise in social work, family policy, business development and communications. The Institute's vision is for a society that gives all children a strong and positive relationship with their father and any father-figures; supports both mothers and fathers as earners and carers; and prepares boys and girls for a future shared role in caring for children.
The Pathways Foundation is a registered harm prevention charity that is dedicated to helping young people make the fundamental emotional shift from being a child to becoming a young adult. The Foundation runs programs and camps nationally including: Pathways to Manhood, Pathways into Womanhood, Leadership Development, Returning Young Man, and Raising Teenage Boys School talks.
This website is dedicated to presenting new knowledge and best practice for improving gender equality for fathers. It presents information on men, equality, and fatherhood in Europe. The content is for professionals working in the area as well as anyone interested in the subject.
FIRA - Fatherhood Involvement Research Alliance
FIRA is a Canadian alliance of individuals, organizations and institutions dedicated to the development and sharing of knowledge focusing on father involvement, and the building of a community-university research alliance supporting this work.
Sons of the Fathers: Inside a Men's Group
Sons of the Fathers is an Australian-made unscripted film available on DVD about an Australian men's group. Find out what happens Inside a Mens Group. DVD available for purchase through the site.
Dads in the Early Years
A web resource for fathers of children from 0-8 years of age. Includes fact sheets and resources for fathers, and training and tools for services which work with fathers.
Back from the Brink
Back from the Brink was set up after the site's creator experienced a severe five year depression. He aims to create a
community where those who have recovered can help those still suffering. The site contains first-hand knowledge and a variety of resources tailored to depression and related issues.
Single with Children
Single with Children is a non-profit social organisation based in Sydney, Australia. It is run by single parents and caters for the needs of single parent families, and provides social activities every week for both custodial and access single parents as well as their children. Single with Children encourages any single parent wishing to find out what the group has to offer to come along to our functions.
Parenting Research Centre
The Parenting Research Centre engages in a range of research activities to help parents raise children well. Our focus is generating new knowledge of how parenting practices affect children, and how best to engage and support parents in this rewarding but often challenging task.
The Centre for Separated Families (UK)
UK-based charity focused on improving outcomes for anyone affected by separation. The site includes numerous resources, hints and tips for families dealing with separation.
Men's Health Week
Men's Health Week 2012 (June 11th - 17th) is a celebration of the positive roles men and boys play in our society, as well as an examination of environments that are leading to adverse male health outcomes. The website has information and resources about the themes of the week, and lists the many activities and events running throughout Australia.
Dads Club was born out of the insight that the vast majority of dads want to be active and involved parents but sometimes don’t know where to turn to for practical, non judgmental and entertaining information. This independent site is written for Aussie dads, delivering practical information without any fluff. The site features contributions from expert and famous dads plus ordinary dads who have assembled a wide range of expertise on dads stuff, including parenting tips and advice for all age groups.
ACYS: Families, carers and parenting page
The Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies (ACYS) has a webpage dedicated to families, carers and parenting. It is a great resource including contacts, programs, publications, research, news and events.
Peace of Mind
A Canadian based resource on depression and anxiety. The site is beautifully made but requires Flash.
Family Relationships Online
Family Relationships Online is a key component in Government support for building better family relationships. It provides all families (whether together or separated) with access to information about family relationship issues, ranging from building better relationships to dispute resolution. It also allows families to find out about a range of services that can assist them to manage relationship issues, including agreeing on appropriate arrangements for children after parents separate.
Stepfamilies Australia is committed to strengthening stepfamilies. It is a partnership between the Stepfamily Associations of various states and territories. The website contains various useful resources, including tip sheets, information packs, articles and booklists. SA also offer counselling, support groups and other forms of support for stepfamilies.
Nunkuwarrin Yunti - Working Together
Nunkuwarrin Yunti is the foremost community controlled centre in Adelaide, South Australia, providing health care and community support services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Fatherhood Institute: Muslim fathers
This section of the Fatherhood Institute website relates to fatherhood in Islamic communities, and Muslim fatherhood. Here you'll find news, research, policy and practice articles of interest to those working within Muslim communities.
Dads in Distress
The principal activities of Dads in Distress are to assist men that are going through the trauma of separation and isolation from their children through peer support, and the promotion of the prevention or the control of behaviour that is harmful or abusive to human beings, particularly in the specified behaviours of suicide and self-harm as a result of family breakdown. DIDSS offers peer support that aims to provide help and hope for separated dads and their families. This includes a telephone helpline, support groups, one on one support and advocacy.
UK-based SeparatedDads was formed to offer a unique reference point on being away from your kids. Being separated from your kids can be hard if you're a dad. We help with ideas on how to cope when you are together or apart.
Department of Health and Ageing: Mental Health and Wellbeing
This site is a one-stop shop of all Government programs aimed at reforming and improving our mental health care system.
The Mental Health and Wellbeing website provides important information on Government health and employment programmes, funding opportunities, publications, and policies. For example, it includes information and updates on the Personal Support Programme, JobAccess and Research and Evaluation of Mental Health and Employment.
The Dad Info website was set up to give dads a permanent source of all the information they're likely to need - from pregnancy, birth and babies to financial, legal and education info - from a dad's perspective. The website offers daily tips on fatherhood, forums, Ask an Expert services, advice, guidance and lifestyle articles, geosearch facilities, a services directory, online coaching, children's centre services, competitions, newsletters and reviews.
OnTrack Flood and Storm Recovery
OnTrack Flood and Storm Recovery is a free online program that encourages you to look at your strengths and work through practical problems. It offers quizzes, information and advice.
Victorian Arabic Social Services
The Victorian Arabic Social Services is dedicated to addressing the welfare needs of the Arabic community. VASS offers various services to the Arabic community, including family, aged care and youth services and social support groups.
Australian Child & Adolescent Trauma, Loss & Grief Network
The Australian Child and Adolescent, Trauma, Loss and Grief Network links parents, members of the community and professionals to share experiences and resources on the care of children and youth experiencing the impact of trauma, loss and grief. The network has a number of resource hubs addressing specialised topics that have been developed in collaboration and partnership with experts working in each area. ACATLGN has endeavored to bring together up to date, evidence based information and resources that can be used by professionals in a number of settings. These resources will help you to understand the impact of trauma, loss and grief experiences on children and young people, and how to best help those young people who have been affected.
MENDS is the developer of the breakthrough program Men Exploring New Directional Strategies, a 12 week psycho-educational (practical, adult learning and based on proven psychological principles) program designed to address mens' acute needs in the traumatic period, during or after a significant relationship change.
This U.K. website provides information about a range of health and mental health issues, including depression, stress, self harming, as well as new updates on health related matters.
NIMH: Men and Depression
The Men and Depression section of the US-based NIMH website provides a voice for men who have experienced depression and sought help as well as user friendly information about depression, symptoms, treatment, action and services.
DVA: Men’s Peer Health Education
This Australian Government (DVA) website provides information on health and lifestyle issues, online Men's Health Peer Education magazine, links to DVA publications and contact details for obtaining further information.
Black Dog Institute
The Black Dog Institute is a national not-for-profit concerned with mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder. The website contains relevant information for both individuals and professionals.
MoodGYM is an innovative, interactive web program designed to prevent depression. It consists of five modules, an interactive game, anxiety and depression assessments, downloadable relaxation audio, a workbook and feedback assessment. Using flashed diagrams and online exercises, MoodGYM teaches the principles of cognitive behaviour therapy – a proven treatment for depression.
Lifeline Mental Health Resource Centre
The Lifeline Mental Health Resource Centre provides a variety of self-help tool kits and fact sheets with information about issues such as mental illness, depression, suicide prevention, anxiety and more.
Daddy be Good (UK)
UK-based website with tips, resources and activities for fathers. Also includes an online forum.
Avert - HIV and AIDS Information
Information about HIV and AIDS, including stories, health information and advice around sex and sexuality.
BluePages provides information on treatments for depression based on the latest scientific evidence. BluePages also offers screening tests for depression and anxiety, a depression search engine, and links to other helpful resources.
DepNet is an information website that provides a large amount of knowledge and insight into the illness, depression. DepNet will endevour to improve the everyday life of people affected by depression. Depnet directs sufferers and their families to available community resources where they can seek help and offers a secure chat room and diary area enabling browsers to talk of their experiences and to direct questions to trained medical professionals.
Men's Wellbeing focuses on developing the wellbeing of men to foster healthy relationships, families and communities. As a community, we provide innovative nationwide experiential programs that enable men to support men through groups, gatherings and online resources.
HealthInsite is a healthdirectAustralia health information service. The website provides a range of reliable and up-to-date information about health and linkages to resources and organisations. It aims to improve the health of Australians by providing easy access to quality information about human health.
Read the Signs Campaign
A website targeted at men to increase information about suicide prevention, where to go for help and signs to look out for in oneself and one’s mates.
SANE Australia is a national charity working for a better life for people affected by mental illness – through campaigning, education and research. The SANE website, which forms part of its community education role, provides fact sheets, research and information about depression as well as an online helpline to answer questions on depression.
Australian-based interactive website for separated dads, offering online support and a chance to share stories, ideas and activities and events relevant to Australian dads.
Mental Health in Multicultural Australia
The Mental Health in Multicultural Australia Project (MHiMA) is a key mechanism to build capacity in multicultural mental health nationally via strategic alignment with national mental health & suicide prevention initiatives and strategic level engagement with the jurisdictions. The website provides information on mental health matters in a variety of languages and lists other websites offering this advisory.
Victorian Transcultural Psychiatry Unit
This directory consists of a compilation of translated mental health information that has been located on Australian websites.
Mental Help Net
This US-based website provides information about a wide range of mental health issues, including RSS feeds, downloadable resources including podcasts and blogs.
Mental Earth Community
Mental Earth Community (MEC) is a free, independent, non-public, peer support site for people with mental illness of any type. Live chat, blogs, and forums available to adults. Strong emphasis on safety and security. This online community is supportive, non judgmental and understanding. From support forums about various mental disorders, medications and different coping skills, to leisure forums like art galleries and entertainment forums, MEC offers an environment for personal healing and growth.
This Western Australian based group has on the ground support groups as well as the website, which offers fact sheets and information and an online support. Supporting people who experience bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and depression are key aims of this organisation.
Dad at Home
UK site offering tips and advice for stay-at-home fathers. A lot of the information is also relevant for single and part-time fathers.
Men and Family Centre
The Men & Family Centre began through the passion and concern of
many men and women in the Northern Rivers of NSW community. It now
offers a variety of counselling, groups and community development
services to men and their families. People working at and visiting the
centre enjoy a vibrant and respectful environment created by one of the
Centre's central practices "Walk the Talk".
Dads@Lifeline supports fathers and their children after separation and/or bereavement. Utilising one-on-one counselling, group work, the provision of information, advice and self-help resources, Dads@Lifeline adopts a holistic approach in supporting fathers to deal with their problems and personal concerns.
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.
e-couch is a self-help interactive program with modules for depression, generalised anxiety & worry, social anxiety, relationship breakdown, and loss & grief. It provides evidence-based information and teaches strategies drawn from cognitive, behavioural and interpersonal therapies as well as relaxation and physical activity.
Beacon 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.
NNAAMI is the National Network of Adult and Adolescent Children who have a Mentally Ill Parent. The organisation provides support through self-help support, discussion groups and counselling.
Relationships Australia is community-based, not-for-profit provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities. Relationships Australia aims to support all people to achieve positive and respectful relationships regardless of religious belief, age, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle choice, cultural background or economic circumstances. They offer services nationally that include counselling, family dispute resolution (mediation) and a range of family and community support and education programs.
Northern Territory Government's Department of Children and Family website. Provides NT families with a wealth of information to assist parents with information on understanding and caring for children. The site has a variety of tipsheets on parenting and families, news and events, and a large range of resources specific to the Top End.
World Suicide Prevention Day
World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) is now held every year on 10 September around the world. On this day, numerous events, conferences, campaigns and local activities call to public attention one of the world’s largest causes of premature and unnecessary death – suicide.
CRUfAD - Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression
Anxiety and Depression are among the commonest mental disorders. There are effective treatments for all these disorders, less than a quarter of sufferers get proven treatments. The Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (CRUfAD) is a joint facility of the University of New South Wales and St Vincents Hospital in Sydney Australia. It combines clinical and research expertise in the recognition and treatment of the anxiety and depressive disorders.
Surf City Support
An international mental health blog established for companions, family members and caregivers who are helping loved ones diagnosed with depression or bipolar.
Partners in Depression
Partners in Depression is an education and support group program for people who love, live with or support someone experiencing depression.The program is delivered by two trained facilitators in community settings around Australia. PiD focuses on developing knowledge about depression, its treatment and where and how to access services. It aims to improve the coping skills of those caring for someone with depression.
OnTrack aims to support the Australian community to achieve mental and physical health and wellbeing. This is achieved in several unique ways: Quizzes, Information; Referral and Programs 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".
Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC): Resource Service
The Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC) is the national non government peak body in Australia representing the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families. The SNAICC Resource Service (SRS) seeks to fill resource and training gaps identified across the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family and children's services sector and provide a Clearinghouse for information sharing.
The Gay and Married Men's Association NSW is a support group for men who are or have been involved in a long-term heterosexual relationship, and who are coming to terms with their sexual attraction to other men. This group offers support and information to married and bisexual men in New South Wales.
Just Speak Up
Postnatal depression information and resources from beyondblue. Around one in seven Australian mothers experiences postnatal depression. Anxiety is even more common and both anxiety and depression can occur during pregnancy. This campaign aims to promote awareness of depression and anxiety, reduce stigma and provide information about where to get help.
Mental Health Wiki
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 and incorporates material from professional journals, textbooks and websites run by government organisations. Mental Health Wiki is run by a team of researchers at the University of Melbourne in Australia.
Heavy M.E.T.A.L Group
Men's education toward anger and life. Heavy M.E.T.A.L offers individual (men, women and youth) and couple counselling, anger management classes, telephone counselling and school programs.
CatholicCare Men's Services
The Men & Family Relationships Program provides counselling, education and group programs for men in the areas of relationship, fathering, separation, family violence and anger regulation.
Child Support (Department of Human Services)
Australian Government Department of Human Services' Child Support site. We can assist separated parents with information, payments and support. We can also provide you with information about the Child Support choices available to you.
LivingWell is an Australian resource which offers a range of services specifically designed to assist men who have experienced childhood sexual abuse or sexual assault, their partners, friends and family and service providers.
The Shed Online
The Shed Online is an online social community for men, founded by beyondblue: the national depression initiative, The Movember Foundation and the Australian Men’s Shed Association. Like the original Men’s Sheds, The Shed Online is a place for men to socialise, network, make friends and share skills. In addition to being a place for men to interact with other men, The Shed Online also provides men with information on health and wellbeing.
LifeWorks provides a range of relationship services and programs including couple, individual and family counselling, relationship courses, parenting and pre-marriage programs, family dispute resolution and men's behaviour change programs in Victoria.
COTA Australia is the peak national organisation representing the rights, needs and interests of older Australians. COTA Australia is the national policy and advocacy arm of the COTA Federation which comprises COTAs in each State and Territory. COTA Australia focuses on policy issues from the perspective of older people as citizens and consumers.
Australian Men's Sheds Association
Established in 2007 by the Australian independent community based Men's Sheds to represent, support and promote the Mens Shed Movement and to act as a central hub for information exchange. The Australian Mens Shed Association is funded by the Federal Government to provide initial and ongoing practical support for the development of all Mens Sheds.
OM:NI (Older Men: New Ideas)
OM:NI’s mission is to enhance the health, well-being and lifestyle of older men. OM:NI does this through small, community-based men's groups which typically meet on a fortnightly basis.
beyondblue: Depression and anxiety in older people
Information, awareness campaigns, resources and links focused on depression and anxiety in older populations.
An interactive and humorous website featuring fictional therapist 'Dr Rich Mahogany.' Man Therapy seeks to counter the stigma associated with therapy by reaching out to men with humor and manly banter. Visitors to the site can take an “18 point head inspection”, watch videos about men who have overcome serious challenges in life, and also find ways to seek help for themselves or someone else.
Mining Family Matters
Australia's first online mining community. The website contains advice and tips on surviving the challenges of being part of a mining family, including mental and physical health advice, coping with separation and lifestyle and career advice, as well as a chat forum.
Family & Relationship Services Australia
Family Relationship Services Australia (FRSA) is the national peak body for family relationship and support services. FRSA member organisations deliver professional, quality assured family and relationship services across Australia through more than 400 outlets. The website includes a service finder, articles and resources, training and events information and a virtual library.
Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse
The Clearinghouse is a national organisation, providing high quality information about domestic and family violence issues and practice. The primary goal of the Clearinghouse is to prevent domestic and family violence. We do this by supporting specialist and generalist service providers, government agencies, researchers, advocates and activists in their efforts, through the dissemination of information and research, and through facilitating discussion.
Domestic Violence Resource Centre (BDVAS)
Qld-based Resource Centre, aiming to improve the safety and status of women, children and family members experiencing domestic and family violence through individual and systemic advocacy. Incorporates the Brisbane Domestic Violence Advocacy Service (BDVAS), a community based organisation that provides a free and confidential advocacy and support service for women, children, family members and individuals affected by domestic and family violence in the Brisbane Metropolitan area. Website includes links and information on family violence issues.
Enough is Enough
A long term antiviolence project based on personal responsibility and reform by education. Enough is Enough provides a range of programs and strategies designed to assist in the reduction of both the causes and effects of violence in the community, and the provision of support services to victims.
Legal Aid NSW: Domestic violence
Domestic Violence page of Legal Aid NSW website. Provides guidelines, tip sheets and services for people in domestic violence situations.
ReachOut: What is domestic violence?
Domestic violence page of the ReachOut Australia website. Provides information and support services targeted at young people affected by domestic and family violence.
Sole Fathers United Inc
Sole Fathers United Inc. is a not for profit community organisation that has been set up to provide a support, social and educational network for Fathers and our children. Promoting proactive engagement, practicle and positive parenting. The organisation provides a variety of regular programs, workshops and events for fathers as well as regular Fathers' Groups.
Family Law Courts
Australian Government website for the Family Law Courts. The site includes information around the issues that may be brought up in the courts (separation, divorce, family violence etc) as well as information about going to court and useful services.
Victorian Legal Aid: Family law in Australia fact sheets
These fact sheets explain aspects of family law in Australia to culturally and linguistically diverse communities. The facts sheets available in English, Vietnamese, Arabic and Chinese.
Family Court of Australia
The Australian Government website of the Family Court of Australia. Includes court lists, legislation, information about the court, online services, and more.
Family Law Section of Australia
The Family Law Section (FLS) of the Law Council of Australia is the professional association for practising family lawyers in Australia. Its membership consists of almost 2,500 family law practitioners, from all Australian States and Territories. Includes a 'Find a Family Lawyer' search facility to find family law practitioners who are members of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia.
Family Court of Western Australia
The website of the Family Court of Western Australia. This website has been developed to provide information about alternatives to Family Court proceedings, information about divorce, child issues and financial issues, information about the workings of the court, access to court forms and information relevant to proceedings at the court, contact details and links to other family law related websites and organisations and information relating to adoption and surrogacy applications.
Australian Federal Police: Family law kit
If you are involved in family law matters, our Family law kit may assist you. The kit contains information relating to family law matters for residents of each State and Territory in Australia and how to prevent a child from being removed from the Commonwealth of Australia.
Family Law Act 1975
Full text of the 1975 Family Law Act of Australia from the Australian Legal Information Institute. Searchable.
National Children's and Youth Law Centre (NCYLC)
The National Children's and Youth Law Centre (NCYLC) is a Community Legal Centre dedicated to addressing human rights issues for children and young people in Australia through legal change – the only community legal centre of its kind in Australia. The site includes free legal information online and via email for young people under 18.
Bursting the Bubble
Bursting the Bubble is a Victorian Government initiative aimed at helping young people who are concerned about family violence, abuse and related issues. This website helps you to work out what's okay in a family and what's not. It tells you what you can do if someone in your family is hurting or abusing you or another member of your family.
Bursting the Bubble
Bursting the Bubble is a Victorian Government initiative aimed at helping young people who are concerned about family violence, abuse and related issues. This website helps you to work out what's okay in a family and what's not. It tells you what you can do if someone in your family is hurting or abusing you or another member of your family.
Tune In Not Out
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.
Black Dog Institute
The Black Dog Institute is an educational, research, clinical and community-oriented facility offering specialist expertise in mood disorders - a range of disorders that include depression and bipolar disorder. Their site includes a wealth of information and resources on these issues.
COPMI - The importance of being dad
This section of the COPMI (Children of Parents with a Mental Illness) website is dedicated to helping fathers who have a mental illness (or a partner with a mental illness) to parent better. It features action-oriented, practical information, fact sheets and videos of dads talking about their experiences.
Family Law Network Australia
The Family Law Network Australia (FLNA) website contains a variety of information on separation and divorce, parenting arrangements, property settlement and child support.
Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
Website for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, including information on commissioners, hearings, media coverage, submissions and support services.
Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use
Research partnership between 8 universities in Australia and overseas. The website provides information about the our recent research and current projects. A lot of this comorbidity research is focused on the prevention and treatment of mental health and drug and alcohol use issues.
Suicide Prevention Australia
Suicide Prevention Australia is the national peak body for the suicide prevention sector in Australia with a role in providing policy advice to governments, community awareness and public education, increased involvement in research and a future role in leading Australia’s engagement internationally.
Domestic Violence: it can happen to anyone (NSW Gov)
NSW Government website about domestic violence, including information, resources and links to relevant services.
Man Therapy is 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.