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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

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


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.

COPMI – children of parents with mental illness

This website is actually an excellent resource for parents as well