Useful Resources and Links

Explore some of the great resources available to you online in Australia with just one click.
  • Australians Creating Rural Online Support Systems Network (ACROSSnet):
 A site aimed at helping members of rural and remote communities to access information, education and support regarding suicide and its prevention.
  • Australian Drug Information Network: The ADIN provides a central point of access to quality Internet-based alcohol and drug information provided by prominent organisations in Australia and internationally.
  • Australian Infant, Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health Association: Dedicated to promoting the mental health of young Australians.
  • Better Health ChannelThis site provides health and medical information to the public, courtesy of the Victorian Government.
  • Black Dog InstituteAttached to the Prince of Wales Hospital, NSW, the Black Dog Institute offers specialist expertise in mood disorders. It seeks to improve the lives of people and their families affected with these mood disorders, including depression and bipolar disorder.
  • Beyond Blue - the national depression initiativeThis site has a wealth of information about depression, post-natal depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety.
  • Carers Australia: The national peak carer organisation that works to promote the recognition of the important role of carers and to empower carers so that they will be better informed and resourced.
  • Centre for Health Promotion: Information to support health promotion work with children, young people, women and parents and info about the Centre for Health Promotion and their programs.
  • Consumers' Health Forum of Australia: 
The leading national organisation providing a voice for all health consumers.
  • Children of Parents with a Mental IllnessThis organisation is dedicated to providing information for family members where a parent has a mental illness. It is also a resource for those who care for and work with them.
  • The Chill SessionsContains a variety of free music and spoken-word downloads for relaxation purposes for its members.
  • Dads in distressThis not-for-profit organisation is a dedicated support-group of men (in Australia) whose immediate concern is to stem the present trend of male suicide due to the trauma of divorce or separation. Their web site is a comprehensive resource of information and stories, and encourages men to join support groups in their area.
  • Drug Info ClearinghouseCreated by the Australian Drug Foundation, this site provides a searchable online library with drug and alcohol-related information.
  • Eating DisordersProvides support, information, community education and advocacy for people with eating disorders and their families in Victoria.
  • Family Drug HelpThis site contains information about substance use-related disorders and their management. It is also a support network for friends and family.
  • GROWThis community site helps people suffering from depression, anxiety and other mood disorders to work towards attaining mental health through mutual help and a 12-step program of recovery.
  • Health InsiteA comprehensive Australian federal government reference site for all aspects related to health, including mental health.
  • Happiness and Its CausesThe Happiness and Its Causes conference is a 2-day event bringing together more than 50 speakers who talk about the science, psychology and philosophy of human happiness. In its fourth year, this is a very popular Sydney event.
  • The Happiness InstituteApplying the principles of positive psychology, this site provides courses, resources, coaching, training and links on how to be happier.
  • IVF FriendsAims to provide support and resources for those undertaking fertility treatment. It includes a forum, weblinks and recommended reading lists, as well as offering information nights and seminars (in Melbourne).
  • Kids' Helpline: A national 24-hour telephone counseling service for children and young adults in Australia (1800 551 800).
  • Lifeline: A national 24-hour telephone counselling service for all ages (13 11 14).
  • Living Is For EveryoneA suicide and self-harm prevention resource, this site provides an array of information, research-based evidence and resources for anyone in the Australian community. It also provides a professional development network with live chat, discussion forums and suicide-prevention related conferences in Australia.
  • Mental HealthA link attached to with a range of searchable topics, blogs and related links on mental health.
  • Mensline AustraliaInformation, resources, telephone support and a discussion forum for men, pertaining to relationships, work, fathering, separation and stress.
  • Mind Body LifeThis website, created by the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly (Australia), is devoted to helping people with mental illness optimise their lifestyle.
  • Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Newborn Death SupportThis is a self-help support group for parents who have experienced the death of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or shortly after birth. The site contains links to a support network, resources and literature, membership options and news and events. 
  • Mood GymAn interactive web-based program that helps people identify problem emotions and develop skills for preventing and managing depression. Membership is free.
  • Support After SuicideInformation and resources for people bereaved by suicide, as well as counselling and group support. Health, welfare and education professionals can elect attend education and professional development offered by the organisation.
  • SANE AustraliaInformation, links and tips related to mental health. 
  • Turning PointInformation about substance abuse, its management and related disorders. It offers an online interactive counselling service.
  • Working WellInformation and a peer support service to people living with depression. Their focus is on people in the workplace, or people no longer employed as a result of economic, psychological or other circumstances.