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‘Beyond now’ suicide prevention resource by Beyond Blue
Download the app or use the web based program to create a personalised suicide prevention program
‘Blue pages’ by ANU
BluePages provides information on treatments for depression based on the latest scientific evidence. It also offers screening tests for depression and anxiety, and links to other helpful resources Like the ANU online treatment programs ‘Moodgym’ and ‘Echuca’
The Beacon website was developed and is delivered by the Centre for Mental Health Research at the Australian National University.
Beacon provides users with a comprehensive directory of e-health applications (websites, mobile applications and internet support groups), and includes reviews, expert ratings and user comments.
Mental health information, resources and support.
This is a brilliant website for youth mental health with personality quizzes, educational material about emotions, an excellent 6 week mental health challenge and more
COPMI – children of parents with mental illness
This website is actually an excellent resource for parents as well
Depression and ageing by Better Health
Confidential alcohol and drug counselling and referral service.
Disordered eating – by the Centre for Clinical Excellence in WA
High quality free information, workbooks and work sheets
e-couch can help you to manage the symptoms of common mental health issues. The program modules include: Information about what you might be going through, how to get help and which treatments work, evidence-based strategies, practical advice and self-help and interactive workbooks
eheadspace provides free online and telephone support and counselling to young people 12 – 25 and their families and friends
eMHprac guide to online digital mental health resources
Feed Your Instinct
Information and tools to support parents of children and young people experiencing eating or body image problems.
Finding balance in bipolar mood disorder – Ellen Forney – TEDx talk
This is a wonderful humorous tour de force of bipolar mood disorder. Ellen Forney is an artist and has BMD. Her book and TED talk explain what it is like to have BMD and what you can do to achieve stable mental health
Francine Shapiro, Getting Past Your Past: Take Control of Your Life with Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy (Rodale, New York, 2012).
This book is referenced in the Blue Knot Foundation’s Practice Guidelines for Clinical Treatment of Complex Trauma. It can be downloaded as an ebook or purchased as hard copy from Booktopia
Head to health – online mental health resources portal
A online mental health resources portal funded by the federal government. Very good
Headgear by The Black Dog Institute
HeadGear is a free, easy-to-use smartphone app that guides you through a 30–day mental fitness challenge designed to build resilience and wellbeing and prevent things like depression and anxiety. Designed more for blokes but can be used by anyone over 18.
Results from a randomised controlled trial showed that prevalence of depression over a 12-month follow-up period was 3.5% for HeadGear recipients compared to 8.0% for the control group.
Headspace is Australia’s premier youth mental health service. This website has piles of tools and resources for young people and their families
Healthtalk Australia – personal accounts from people with lived experience
Healthtalk Australia is a consortium of researchers based at RMIT University, the University of Sydney, Monash University and UNSW conducting qualitative research into experiences of health and illness.
They provide evidence-based data on people’s experiences of health and illness, as well as carers’ and health professionals’ perspectives, that provides information and support, and assists informed decision making.
Their interviews typically include people’s accounts of their reactions to diagnosis, consultations with health professionals, decisions about treatment options, experiences of treatment, and impact of their health condition and treatment on relationships, work and finances
Hello Sunday Morning
Support to understand and change your relationship with alcohol.
This easy to navigate website is a top notch mental health and well-being resource for kids, teens, young adults and their parents
Looking After Yourself
Self-help mental health resources from WA Centre for Clinical Interventions.
Love is respect
This gem of a website is essential for young people (and old) learning about healthy intimate relationships
Mental health online
An initiative of Swinburne University’s National eTherapy Centre (NeTC) and funded by Australia’s Federal Department of Health. There are programs for most common disorders and you can Taylor your own. There is even a VR mindfulness program!
Mental health online – Swinburne University
Free online mental health services for a wide variety of mental health problems
MindSpot is based at Macquarie University, Sydney. It is an excellent evidence based free online mood management program for depression, anxiety, PTSD or chronic pain. It has youth, adult, seniors and ATSI specific programs and offers assessment, management and information. Well worth a look
Mood assessment program – formerly of The Black Dog institute
This is a 1hr long assessment for people with depression and / or bipolar mood symptoms. It requires an an access code (currently Dr Blanch patients only). It is sophisticated and encrypted. Reports are sent to the referring doctor only.
moodgym is like an interactive self-help book which helps you to learn and practise skills which can help to prevent and manage symptoms of depression and anxiety
MUMentum Pregnancy & Postnatal Course
Learn practical strategies for managing anxiety and low mood during pregnancy and postpartum with our clinically-proven online courses for mums
A brilliant website by the Parent-Infant Research Institute (PIRI) in partnership with Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia (PANDA). It contains links to great self help resources like ‘What were we thinking!’ and ‘Baby Steps’ which are excellent online resources for new mums and dads which help to identify and resolve concerns and difficulties regarding parenting new babies. They also have self assessment tools and inks to Apps like MindMum and MumMoodBooster.
myCompass is a brilliant, evidence based, effective, free online self-help program for people with mild to moderate depression, anxiety and stress by the Black Dog Institute.
NIMH Mental Health Information
National Institute of Mental Health (USA) information about mental health disorders and related issues.
On Track – alcohol; an online self management program
By the team at Queensland University of Technology
Online digital tools and apps by The Black Dog Institute
Tools for anxiety bipolar and depression self assessment, online treatment programs for youth, ATSI peoples, men, people with an intellectual disability and more.
OnTrack Families and Friends
OnTrack Families and Friends is a free online program by the QUT for people who are supporting someone with a mental illness
PANDA – Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia
PANDA supports women, men and families across Australia affected by anxiety and depression during pregnancy and in the first year of parenthood
ReachOut is the most accessed online mental health service for young people and their parents in Australia.
Along with mental health focused self-help information, peer-support programs and referral tools there are sections covering broader topics like sexuality, stress, sleep and friendship issues. They offer information for parents making it easier for them to help their teenagers. Everything they create is based on the latest evidence and is designed with experts, and young people or their parents.
Smiling Mind Website
Mindfulness information and training.
The Black Dog Institute
This is a gem of a website. It has a host of incredibly good tools, resources, links and online treatments. Look no further
The Black Dog Institute ‘Online Clinic’
The Online Clinic takes you through a range of clinical assessments for common mental health conditions. At the end you will receive a personalised report with suggested support services and free or low-cost resources for you to access. This report can be downloaded, printed or emailed to share with your family or doctor
The Blue Knot Foundation – National Centre of Excellence for Complex Trauma
Complex trauma most often occurs during childhood and is usually a result of abuse or neglect. The Blue Knot Foundation is Australia’s National Centre of Excellence for Complex Trauma. Search the ‘Survivors’ and ‘Resources’ sections
The BRAVE Program
The BRAVE Program is an interactive, online program for the prevention and treatment of childhood and adolescent anxiety. The programs are free, and provide ways for children and teenagers to better cope with their worries. There are also programs for parents.
The Food and Mood Centre
The Food and Mood Centre at Deakin University are leaders in researching how food effects our brain, mood and mental health
The TeenSTRONG Course
Help your teenager learn practical strategies for managing worry and low mood with this self-paced online course for teens and their parents by ‘This Way Up’
This Way Up
A range of online courses of high quality provided either for a $59 fee or for free through your GP (if they are registered with This Way Up)
Information, treatment and support for people affected by addiction.