Links to further information

Immediate support:
Lifeline
Ph. 13 11 14
Lifeline offers a free, confidential and anonymous 24-hour telephone counselling service for Australians.

Lifeline is now online.
If you are experiencing a personal crisis, Lifeline can help.
Kids Helpline
Ph. 1800 551 800

Kids Help Line offers free, confidential and anonymous 24-hour online and telephone counselling for young people aged between 5 and 25.

beyondblue Information Line
 
Ph. 1300 22 46 36

Offers 24 hour information, advice and referrals around anxiety and depression in Australia.

Australian anxiety websites:

e-couch

A fully automated self-help online program providing information about emotional problems (including anxiety disorders) and teaching strategies to improve mood and emotional state.

Anxiety and Stress Management Service of Australia
Information about anxiety disorders, and a DVD anxiety recovery program.

University of Queensland

Online Anxiety Prevention Project Program.

THIS WAY UP Clinic
Clinician-assisted internet-based treatment for people with anxiety, social phobia or panic disorder.

mindhealthconnectInformation about high quality online information and self-help programs from Australia’s leading mental health organisations.

VIC
Reconnexion
Ph. 1300 273 266   
Information and a specialist counselling service for people experiencing anxiety disorders.

ADAVIC
Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria
Ph. 1300 273 266   
Support groups, courses, workshops and lectures.

ARCVic
Anxiety Recovery Centre Victoria
1300 ANXIETY


Telephone helpline, recovery programs, support groups and seminars.

Swinburne Psychology Clinic
Ph. (03) 9214 8653

Individual treatment of anxiety disorders and group treatment for SAD and OCD.
NSW
Mental Health Association NSW
Anxiety Disorders Information Line
Ph. 1300 794 992
Mental Health Information Service
Ph. 1300 794 991

Information, telephone support and referral specific to anxiety disorders and on mental health generally; chat room; support groups; seminars, workshops and group programs.
Anxiety Disorders Clinic
Online and face-to-face (at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney) treatment for adults with anxiety disorders.

Manly Warringah Division of General PracticeGroup programs for residents of Manly, Warringah and Pittwater. Current programs include stress management, antenatal and postnatal help, carers help and panic/anxiety techniques.
QLD
Mental Health Association (QLD) Inc.
Ph. 1300 729 686 
Information, referral, seminars and support groups.
ACT
Mental Health Foundation
Ph. (02) 6282 6658   
Information, referral, peer support, workshops.
SA
The Panic Room SA
Ph: 0410 521 633
 
Professional assistance and peer support for anxiety and panic, including information, counselling, support groups, workshops and a Facebook forum.
TAS
Statewide Mental Health Helpline
Ph. 1800 332 388  
A 24 hour /7 day a week service for mental health crisis. Operates statewide reaching all regions of Tasmania. Available to all ages. Free call within Tasmania (except from a mobile phone). Has Community mental health professionals on the phones. Assists in providing access to other services.
WA
Anxiety Self Help Association (ASHA)
Ph. (08) 9346 7262.   
Information and support groups.

Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI)
Ph. (08) 9227 4399    

Information for consumers and health professionals, individual and group treatment.
NT
Northern Territory Government Department of Health & Families
Mental Health Unit
Ph. (08) 8999 2553  

Information about mental health services.
Northern Territory Mental Health On Call Team
Top End: Ph. (08) 8999 4988
Central Australia: Ph. (08) 8951 7777   
Mental illness support.
Depression

beyondblue

24-hour information and referral line, written information.

Black Dog Institute

Information, online depression education program.


Blue Pages

Online cognitive behaviour therapy and relaxation programs, information about depression and treatments.


eCouch

A fully automated self-help online program providing information about emotional problems (including depression) and teaching strategies to improve mood and emotional state.

MoodGYM

Online cognitive behaviour therapy program.


MoodSwings

Online self-help program for bipolar disorder.


Reconnexion

Information, group programs and a specialist counselling service.


THIS WAY UP Clinic

Clinician-assisted internet-based treatment programs for depression.

mindhealthconnect
Information about high quality online information and self-help programs from Australia’s leading mental health organisations.

Drug and alcohol

Australian Drug Foundation

Information, community awareness and support, an information and support website for young people.

Australian Drug Information Network
A large source of information from quality-assessed websites of prominent Australian and international organisations.


National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC)

Information, seminars, research.


OnTrack Alcohol and Depression Research Trial

Offers Australian adults with risky levels of drinking and low mood the opportunity to take part in an online treatment research study funded by the National and Medical Health Research Council.


Reconnexion

Information, counselling, treatment and telephone support for benzodiazepine dependency.


Turning Point Drug and Alcohol Centre

24-hour information and referral line; online counselling; face-to-face assessment and treatment; information, training and support for professionals; research.
Youth mental health

Kids Helpline

Free, confidential and anonymous 24-hour online and telephone counselling for young people aged between 5 and 25.



ReachOut


Information and stories about a range of mental health issues faced by young people, online forums and blog, youth involvement.



Youth BeyondBlue


Information; stories; advice on recognising, talking about and seeking help for depression.

General mental health

Australian Psychological Society

Online and telephone psychologist referral service; information; advocacy for psychologists.


American Psychological Association

Information; advocacy for psychologists.



Beacon

 A portal to health online applications for mental and physical disorders.
MindhealthconnectThe Australian Government’s portal to quality Australian mental heatlh services.


Crisis Support Services


24-hour telephone counselling, support and referral, including specialist phone lines for men, veterans, and suicide prevention, intervention and counselling. Workplace resilience training and professional training in crisis support.


Lifeline Australia

A free, confidential and anonymous 24-hour telephone counselling service for Australians.


Mental Health At Work

Workplace information, support and face-to-face workshops on mental health community forums.


SANE Australia

Information, community awareness, campaigns for improved mental health services, telephone helpline and online enquiry service.

General health and wellbeing

Better Health Channel

Health and medical information for consumers.


Living Well Feeling Well

Online self-help program to enhance mental and physical wellbeing and ability to cope with challenging situations.

MensLine Australia24-hour telephone counselling for men with family or relationship concerns, information, referral and an online discussion forum.
Family/carer support
National Network of Adult & Adolescent Children who have a Mentally Ill Parent/sSelf-help, counselling, support and respite for children, adults and adolescents with a parent who has a mental illness.



Drug information

Drug Side Effects
Extensive information about different medications and drugs currently on the market, both prescription and over-the-counter medications and side effects.