‘Beyond now’ suicide prevention resource by Beyond Blue
Download the app or use the web based program to create a personalised suicide prevention program
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
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.
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.
‘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’
This easy to navigate website is a top notch mental health and well-being resource for kids, teens, young adults and their parents
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
Depression and ageing by Better Health
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
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
NIMH Mental Health Information
National Institute of Mental Health (USA) information about mental health disorders and related issues.
Looking After Yourself
Self-help mental health resources from WA Centre for Clinical Interventions.
Mental health information, resources and support.