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Mental Health Resources

Below is a list of mental health resources based in Australia.

Please note that I am not affiliated with any of these resources, nor have I used all of them. They are resources I have found across the internet, that I have listed in alphabetical order, including statements from their websites that describe their purpose in their own words.

If there are ways that you think this list could be improved, I would love to hear from you via my Instagram @hanaunderthetree or email h.underthetree@gmail.com

13YARN:

 

“Going through a tough time? If you, or someone you know, are feeling worried or no good, we encourage you to connect with 13YARN on 13 92 76 (24 hours/7 days) and talk with an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Crisis Supporter. This is your story; your journey and we will take the time to listen. No shame, no judgement, safe place to yarn. We’re here for you.”

www.13yarn.org.au

 

1800 Respect:

 

“Confidential information, counselling and support service. 1800RESPECT is available for free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to support people impacted by domestic, family or sexual violence.”

www.1800respect.org.au

BeyondBlue:

 

“Your mental health is important. Some days are better than others and we all need a helping hand from time to time. Wherever you are in your mental health journey, we'll be here to help.”

www.beyondblue.org.au

Black Dog Institute:

 

“Building better mental health at work. Backed by research, and delivered by experts, we offer a range of training workshops, eLearning programs and presentations for workplaces.”

www.blackdoginstitute.org.au

Black Dog Institute -
For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples:

 

“Social and emotional wellbeing resources for First Nations people.”

www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/resources-support/for-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-peoples

 

Blue Knot:

 

“Who is the Blue Knot Foundation? We are the National Centre of Excellence for Complex Trauma. That means that we advocate for and provide support to people who have experiences of complex trauma, and those who support them, personally and professionally.”

blueknot.org.au

Butterfly:

 

“Support for eating disorders and body image issues. We believe everyone’s experience of an eating disorder or body image issue is unique and access to effective services is essential.”

butterfly.org.au

Carers Australia:

 

“We work to improve the health, wellbeing, resilience and financial security of carers and to ensure that caring is a shared responsibility of family, community and government.”

www.carersaustralia.com.au

Carers NSW Australia:

 

“Providing information, education and training, resources and referrals to support carers.”

 

www.carersnsw.org.au

Disability and Carers:

 

Programs & Services for people with disability.

 

www.dss.gov.au/our-responsibilities/disability-and-carers/program-services/for-people-with-disability

Disability Gateway:

 

www.disabilitygateway.gov.au/health-wellbeing

Embrace Multicultural Mental Health:

 

“Embrace Multicultural Mental Health (the Embrace Project) is run by Mental Health Australia and provides a national focus on mental health and suicide prevention for people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. It provides a national platform for Australian mental health services and multicultural communities to access resources, link to services and information in a culturally accessible format.”

embracementalhealth.org.au

Griefline:

 

“Griefline is a national not-for-profit that has been serving the community for more than 30 years. We offer a variety of services that provide help-seekers the opportunity to access free grief support and resources, no matter where they are or what time of the day it is.”

griefline.org.au

 

 

 

 

Head to Health:

 

“Head to Health is an open door if you are looking for mental health information, services and support for yourself or someone you care about…Our team can help you access the local mental health services and supports that are right for you.”

www.headtohealth.gov.au

 

 

 

 

headspace:

 

“headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation. We began in 2006, and ever since we’ve provided early intervention mental health services to 12-25-year-olds. Each year, we help thousands of young people, and their family and friends, access vital support through our headspace services in over 154 communities across Australia, our online and phone counselling services, our vocational services, and our presence in schools.”

 

headspace.org.au

Indigenous Allied Health Australia:

 

“Indigenous Allied Health Australia is a national, member-based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health organisation. IAHA leads sector workforce development and support to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples."

iaha.com.au

Kids Helpline:

 

“Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free (even from a mobile), confidential 24/7 online and phone counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25. Qualified counsellors at Kids Helpline are available via WebChat, phone or email anytime and for any reason.”

kidshelpline.com.au

 

 

 

 

Lifeline:

 

“Lifeline is Australia’s leading suicide prevention service. We are a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24-hour crisis support.”

www.lifeline.org.au

 

MensLine Australia:

 

“MensLine Australia is the national telephone and online support, information and referral service for men with family and relationship concerns. The service is available from anywhere in Australia and is staffed by professional counsellors, experienced in men’s issues.”

mensline.org.au

 

MindSpot:

 

“MindSpot supports Australian adults experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and chronic pain. All of our services are free, confidential, and online, and provide optional access to qualified therapists.”

 

www.mindspot.org.au

 

QLife:

 

“QLife is an Australia-wide telephone and webchat peer support and referral service for LGBTIQ+ people and their loved ones. QLife is a free and anonymous service run by LGBTIQ+ peers for those wanting to talk about a range of issues including sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships.”

qlife.org.au/get-help

 

Rainbow Door:

 

“Rainbow Door is a free specialist LGBTIQA+ (Lesbian, Gay , Bisexual, Transgender and Gender Diverse, Intersex, Queer, Asexual, BrotherBoys, SisterGirls) helpline providing information, support, and referral to all LGBTIQA+ Victorians, their friends and family.”

 

www.rainbowdoor.org.au

 

ReachOut:

 

“ReachOut is a safe place where young people can openly express themselves, get a deeper understanding and perspective on what’s happening in their lives, connect with people who will provide judgement-free support, and build the resilience to manage their challenges now and in the future.”

 

about.au.reachout.com/home

 

ReachOut - Breakup Shakeup:

 

“Breakup Shakeup provides ideas for fun, easy things to do to help you cope after a breakup. The app teaches you that planning activities and increasing your social support will help you recover faster.”

 

au.reachout.com/tools-and-apps/breakup-shakeup

 

ReachOut - Yarn Up:

 

“Yarn up is a safe space for First Nations young people to connect with community, hear from others, and access wellbeing resources and support.”

au.reachout.com/collections/yarn-up

 

Relationships Australia:

 

“We are a leading provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities. We aim to support all people in Australia to achieve positive and respectful relationships.”

relationships.org.au

 

SANE:

 

“SANE is for people with recurring, persistent or complex mental health issues and trauma, and for their families, friends and communities.”

www.sane.org

 

Service Finder:

 

“Australia's most comprehensive directory of healthcare professionals and services.”

 

www.healthdirect.gov.au/australian-health-services

 

Suicide Call Back Service:

 

“Suicide Call Back Service is a free nationwide service providing 24/7 phone and online counselling to people affected by suicide.”

www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au

 

This Way Up:

 

“THIS WAY UP is a trusted Australian provider of evidence-based, internet-delivered Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (iCBT) programs. As a not-for-profit and joint initiative of St Vincent’s Hospital and the University of New South Wales, our mission is to reduce the burden of mental illness by providing accessible online treatment for anxiety disorders and related mental health conditions.”

thiswayup.org.au

 

Way Ahead Directory:

 

“The WayAhead Directory is a comprehensive online database used to find local services, to make referrals and access mental health information and resources. It contains up to date information on over ****5,600 mental health related and community services primarily in New South Wales. The WayAhead Directory is free to access for people living with a mental health condition, carers, service providers, health care professionals and the general public.”

 

directory.wayahead.org.au

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