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Some Links to Useful Resources

There is an enormous amount of information, resources and support available online. Here are some to get you started:

Anxiety, Panic and Phobias

Beyond Blue - The Facts About Anxiety

 

Depression

Beyond Blue - The Facts About Depression

Black Dog Institute (for Depression and Bipolar)

Headspace (for people aged between 12 and 25 years) 

 

Perinatal Anxiety and Depression

Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia (PANDA)

Ngala - Post Natal Depression

Department of Health - Post Natal Depression and Anxiety

Playgroups WA (for people struggling with perinatal mental health issues)

 

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Sane Australia - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Beyond Blue - The Facts About Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Department of Veterans Affairs - PTSD Coach (Mobile App)

Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS)

 

Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault Services Throughout Australia 

Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC)

Reachout - Sexual Assault Support

Rape and Domestic Violence Services Australia

1800Respect - National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service

 

Domestic Violence

Rape and Domestic Violence Services Australia

1800Respect - National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service

1800Respect - Domestic and Family Violence Services 

 

Sexual Abuse in Childhood

Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria - Sexual Abuse in Childhood

 

Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating (Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa,  Binge Eating Disorder, Orthorexia, Obesity)

The Australian Centre for Eating Disorders

 

Drug and Alcohol Addiction and Abuse

Australian Drug Information Network

WA Drug and Alcohol Office - 24 Hour Alcohol and Drug Support Lines

Alcohol and Drug Foundation - Handouts and Online Resources for Young People

WA Drug and Alcohol Office - Information for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse People

Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS)

 

Chronic Pain

Australian Psychological Society - Chronic Pain

ACI Pain Management Network

 

Mental Health

Mental Health Online

Mind Health Connect

Mindspot - Online Assessment and Treatment for Anxiety and Depression

Sane Australia

Mental Illness Fellowship WA (MIFWA)

 

Sexuality, Gender Diversity, LGBTI

Q Life

Diverse Voices

Living Proud - LGBTI Community Services WA

Freedom Centre (for young people under 26 years)

 

Adolescents

There are many services and private therapists who specialise in adolescent issues.

Headspace - National Youth Mental Health Foundation

Youth Focus - Youth Suicide and Depression

Youth Beyond Blue

Alcohol and Drug Foundation (handouts and online resources for young people)

Freedom Centre (for LGBTI people under 26 years)

ReachOut - Sexual Assault Support

Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS)

 

Veterans

Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS)

Department of Veterans Affairs - Mental Health

Department of Veterans Affairs - PTSD Coach (Mobile App)

Department of Veterans Affairs - Mobile Apps

 

Family and Friends of those Experiencing Mental Health Issues (including addiction)

Beyond Blue - Supporting Someone

Carers Australia

Headspace - For Friends and Family

Kids Helpline - For Parents

Sane Australia - For Families and Carers

Support After Suicide

Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS)

Mental Illness Fellowship WA (MIFWA) - For Friends and Family

Helping Minds - Mental Health Services and Carer Support

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays

 

24/7 Suicide and Crisis Support

If you are at immediate risk of harming yourself or others, please contact emergency services on 000 or present at the emergency department of your nearest hospital.

Beyond Blue................................................... 1300 224 636

Lifeline............................................................ 13 11 14

Suicide Call Back Service................................ 1300 659 467

Mental Health Emergency Response Line...... 1300 555 788

Vetline............................................................ 1800 011 046

Alcohol and Drug Support Line............... ....... (08) 9442 5000 or 1800 198 024

Meth Helpline................................................. 1800 874 878

Parent and Family Drug Support Line.............. 9442 5050 or 1800 653 203

Working Away Alcohol and Drug Support....... 1800 721 997

 

National Help Lines

Carers Australia............................................... 1800 242 636

Short-term counselling and emotional and psychological support services for carers and their families in each state and territory.

 

Headspace...................................................... 1800 650 890

Free online and telephone service that supports young people aged between 12 and 25 years and their families going through a tough time.

 

Kids Helpline................................................... 1800 55 1800

A free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25 years.

 

MensLine Australia......................................... 1300 78 99 78

A telephone and online support, information and referral service, helping men to deal with relationship problems in a practical and effective way. 

 

MindSpot Clinic............................................... 1800 61 44 34

An online and telephone clinic providing free assessment and treatment services for Australian adults with anxiety or depression.

 

Relationships Australia.................................... 1300 364 277

A provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities.

 

SANE Australia................................................ 1800 18 7263

Information about mental illness, treatments, where to go for support and help carers.