Emotional and Mental Health information
13YARN [Thirteen YARN] www.13yarn.org.au
The first national crisis support line for mob who are feeling overwhelmed or having difficulty coping.
13YARN is an Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander crisis support line funded by the Australian Government with the support of Lifeline and developed in collaboration with Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia. It is run by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
AUSTRALIAN INFANT, CHILD, ADOLESCENT AND FAMILY MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION (AICAFMHA) www.aicafmha.net.au
AICAFMHA’s aim is to actively promote the mental health and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and their families/carers. The website includes information, news, a list of resources and projects.
BEYOND BLUE www.beyondblue.org.au
beyondblue is working to reduce the impact of anxiety, depression and suicide in the community by raising awareness and understanding, empowering people to seek help, and supporting recovery, management and resilience.
DEAR MIND - Your mental wellbeing https://mentalwellbeing.initiatives.qld.gov.au/
Taking some ‘me time’ is important. And it also helps strengthen your mental wellbeing.
Your mental wellbeing is the unique way that you handle your emotions, respond to stress and also your general outlook on life. Having a healthy sense of mental wellbeing has many benefits. It lifts your mood, promotes resilience in difficult situations and helps you get the most out of life. It doesn’t matter who you are, where you live or how you’re feeling – taking a few moments for yourself each day will help you be a happier and more resilient you. (Posted May 2022)
DocLIST is an online list of doctors and mental health professionals recommended by lesbian and bisexual women. It is a national resource administered by the Australian Lesbian Medical Association. Lesbian and bisexual women can go to the DocLIST to find or recommend a doctor or mental health professional. The new Links section is a table of over 600 national and state-based organisations which may be of interest to lesbian, bisexual and queer women.
EATING ISSUES CENTRE http://www.eatingissuescentre.org.au
Works with people over 16 with serious eating issues such as anorexia, bulimia and compulsive eating, and recognises that people can develop eating issues as a way of coping with a range of contributing social, individual, family and gendered factors, including issues of control, conflict, trauma or loss in their lives.
e-couch is a self-help interactive program with modules for depression, generalised anxiety & worry, social anxiety, relationship breakdown, and loss & grief.
HEALING FOUNDATION http://healingfoundation.org.au/
The Healing Foundation is a national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation with a focus on building culturally strong, community-led healing solutions.
JEAN HAILES FOR WOMEN’S HEALTH https://jeanhailes.org.au/health-a-z/mental-emotional-health
Depression, anxiety, stress, poor body image, grief, loss, a major change in your life such as becoming a new parent can all affect your mental and emotional health and day to day living.
MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION QLD www.mentalhealth.org.au
The Mental Health Association Qld is a non-government, not-for-profit organisation that raises awareness about and promotes mental wellbeing and supports individuals and communities in their journey of recovery.
MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING www.mentalhealth.gov.au
A source of mental health information for consumers, carers and families, education and the media, and the health sector. Site includes a list of crisis and support contacts, publications and resources.
MENTAL HEALTH COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA www.mhca.com.au
The Mental Health Council of Australia (MHCA) is the independent, national representative network of organisations and individuals committed to achieving quality mental health for everyone in Australia. Website provides access to newsletters, a list of publications and information on where to get help and information.
MENTAL HEALTH in MULTICULTURAL AUSTRALIA www.mmha.org.au
The MHiMA project seeks to promote better mental health promotion, ill health prevention and early intervention, including suicide prevention for individuals and families from immigrant and refugee backgrounds.
MENTAL ILLNESS FELLOWSHIP OF AUSTRALIA http://www.mifa.org.au/
Works to assist individuals and families in their journey to recover mental health, physical health, social connectedness and equal opportunity in all aspects of life.
MENTAL ILLNESS FELLOWSHIP OF NORTH QUEENSLAND www.mifnq.org.au
A specialist mental health services provider in the North Queensland region – from Sarina to Mt Isa and Torres Strait Islands. Part of a national alliance of mental health service providers – the Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia (MIFA). MIFA is a not-for-profit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organisation of people with serious mental illnesses, their families and friends.
MIND HEALTH CONNECT http://www.mindhealthconnect.org.au/
mindhealthconnect is the easy way to find mental health and well-being information, support and services from Australia’s leading health providers, together in one place. Supported by the Australian Government, mindhealthconnect helps you to find information you can trust.
MOODGYM TRAINING PROGRAM www.moodgym.anu.edu.au
Developed by the Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University. The website teaches ways of thinking to help prevent depression. This is CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) based.
RECONNEXION (formerly PADA) http://www.reconnexion.org.au/
Reconnexion programs and services address the challenges of anxiety, stress, depression and benzodiazepine (tranquillisers & sleeping pills) dependency and related conditions. Reconnexion provides counselling, telephone information & support, community information, and health practitioner education.
QUEENSLAND ALLIANCE www.qldalliance.org.au
Representing more than 200 services and groups that meet the needs of people who experience mental health issues, QAMH leads the community mental health sector by supporting members, prioritising needs and building capacity.
SANE AUSTRALIA www.sane.org
Helping all Australians affected by mental illness lead a better life.
SUPPORT GROUPS QUEENSLAND (formerly Self Help Qld) www.supportgroups.org.au/
Support Groups Queensland is a community organisation which supports people in taking responsibility for improving their own health and well-being by helping establish, develop, promote and sustain Self Help and Support Groups.
WOMEN’S HEALTH & EQUALITY QUEENSLAND www.womhealth.org.au
Women’s Health & Equality Queensland is a not-for-profit health promotion, information and education service for women and health professionals throughout Queensland.