Resources

Below are a number of useful links and phone numbers if you, or someone you care about, is experiencing anxiety, depression, mood disorders, mental illness, grief and loss.

Children/Teenagers/Young people

Kids helpline
A national telephone line and online counselling service for young people
www.kidshelp.com.au

Reach Out
Aimed at young people

www.reachout.com.au

Head Room
Information on mental health by young people for young people.
www.headroom.net.au

Youth Beyond Blue
Info line 1300 22 4636
www.youthbeyondblue.com

 

Anxiety

Sane Australia
Provides help online, answering your questions about mental illness and related topics. There are also facts sheets and a referral service.

www.sane.org

 

Depression

Sane Australia
Provides help online, answering your questions about mental illness and related topics. There are also facts sheets and a referral service.
www.sane.org
Call 1800 18 SANE (7263)

Depression Net
An independent resource for information, help and support. It offers a 24hr email service to answer questions and help locate resources available in your area. You can also talk with others through the chat room and message board.
www.depnet.com.au

Beyond Blue
The National Depression Initiative
Info line1300 22 4636
www.beyondblue.org.au

 

Mood Disorders

Black Dog Institute
Dedicated to advancing the understanding of mood disorders (depression and bipolar disorder)so as to improve the lives of those affected and in turn, the lives of their family and friends.
www.blackdoginstitute.org.au

Mood Gym
A site with information to help you develop coping skills so you can enjoy good mental health.
www.moodgym.anu.edu.au

 

Eating Disorders

The Butterfly Foundation
Provides a variety of services to those experiencing an eating disorder, negative body image and those who care for them.
Email and telephone support service is available Monday to Friday during business hours.
02 9412 4499
support@thebutterflyfoundation.org.au

 

Need to talk?
Call a counselling service…

Adults
Lifeline Australia
13 11 14

Kids
Kids Help Line
1800 55 1800

Teens/Young Adults
Youth Healthline
1300 13 17 19

Youth Beyond Blue
Info line: 1300 22 4636

 

Parents

Parentline
Is a confidential telephone counselling service providing professional counselling and support for parents and those who care for children.
The aim of Parentline is to nurture and support positive, caring relationships between parents, children, teenagers and significant other people who are important to the well-being of families.

Parentline VIC
Phone: 13 22 89 (cost of a local call)
Monday to Friday: 8am to 12am
Weekends: 10am to 10pm
www.parentline.vic.gov.au