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.
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.
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.
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.
Peace of Mind
A Canadian based resource on depression and anxiety. The site is beautifully made but requires Flash.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.