Links and Resources
Australian Mental Health Peak Bodies
Mental Health Australia: www.mhaustralia.org
Community Mental Health Australia: www.cmha.org.au
Mental Health Coordinating Council NSW: www.mhcc.org.au
Mental Health Community Coalition ACT: www.mhccact.org.au
Western Australian Association for Mental Health: www.waamh.org.au
NT Mental Health Coalition: www.ntmhc.org.au
Queensland Alliance: www.qldalliance.org.au
Mental Health Council of Tasmania Inc: www.mhct.org
Other Useful Resources
At Ease Mental Health is for the veteran and defence force communities by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. It is a website designed to help you or someone you know recognise signs of mental health problems and act to improve and maintain health and wellbeing.
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. Participation is free and anonymous.
beyond blue is a national, independent, not-for-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related disorders in Australia. Information is available to download (some are available in hard copy). Sign up for an account to have information sent to you as an individual or an organisation.
Blueboard is an online support group for people affected by depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety and borderline personality disorder. It aims to destigmatise mental disorders, and to provide support, hope and opportunities for sufferers and carers to share successful coping strategies. The group is moderated by consumers with clinician support and strict protocols to enhance safety. Participation is free and anonymous.
BluePages provides comprehensive, evidence-based information about depression and its treatment (including medical, psychological and alternative therapies). BluePages also includes interactive depression and anxiety quizzes, descriptions of the experience and symptoms of depression, a relaxation download, and extensive resources for help. Participation is free and anonymous.
dNet is a not-for-profit website that aims to empower ‘people like us’ to make informed choices & find solutions to the challenges of living with depression.
e-couch is an interactive self-help program which includes modules for social anxiety, generalised anxiety and depression. It provides self-help training drawn from cognitive, behavioural and interpersonal therapies as well as relaxation and exercise. Participation is free and anonymous.
Health Consumers Alliance of SA Inc (HCASA) is the peak body for health consumers in South Australia.
Service Finder is a directory provided by SA Health to help search for health services.
Living Is For Everyone (LIFE) is a world-class suicide and self-harm prevention resource funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing. The project aims to improve access to suicide and self-harm prevention activities in Australia, through the promotion of the LIFE resources and website, and improve communication between suicide prevention stakeholders in Australia.
MindHealthConnect is your pathway to a healthy mind.
MoodGYM is a popular interactive program that teaches cognitive-behaviour therapy skills for preventing and coping with depression. MoodGYM has been extensively researched and its effectiveness has been demonstrated in randomised controlled trials. Participation is free and anonymous.
Office of the Public Advocate whose role is to promote and protect the rights of people with mental incapacity in South Australia.
Recreation LinkUp Online lets you explore the YMCA’s online recreation database with its range of Adelaide based sport, arts, recreational, social and personal development activities. Become involved in your chosen activity to enhance your physical health and emotional wellbeing.NewParadigm Journal the Australian Journal on Psychosocial Rehabilitation. The Community Visitor Scheme is an independent statutory body further protecting the rights of clients in mental health facilities, disability accommodation, Supported Residential Facilities and Day Options programs.