Where can I go for more information about mental illness?
There are many resources to which you can refer for information about mental illness. Helplines, websites and government mental health information services provide a range of services.
Australian Government: AIHW MHSA
Australian Government website provides information on mental health services in Australia.
beyondblue Support Service
Information and referral to relevant services for depression and anxiety related matters. Phone: 1300 22 46 36
Black Dog Institute
The Black Dog Institute is a world leader in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder.
Starting to think gambling might be a problem? Find out about the signs of a problem and assess gambling issues and spending. Phone: 1800 858 858
Headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation. We help young people who are going through a tough time.
Kids Help Line
Confidential and anonymous, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25. Phone: 1800 55 18 00
24 hour telephone counselling service. Phone: 13 11 14
A dedicated service for men with relationship and family concerns. Phone: 1300 78 99 78
For media and resource information about suicide in Australia
Offering access to relevant, up-to-date information, peer support and connections to local community networks, Mi Networks members provide a personalised response to the needs of individuals living with mental illness, their carers, friends and family members. Phone: 1800 985 944
Parent Line is a telephone service for parents and carers of children 0-18 in New South Wales. Phone: 1300 1300 52
ReachOut.com is Australia’s leading online youth mental health service. ReachOut.com is an initiative of the Inspire Foundation, an Australian non-profit with a mission to help young people lead happier lives.
Relationships Australia is a leading provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities. Phone: 1300 364 277
SANE Australia is a national charity helping all Australians affected by mental illness lead a better life – through campaigning, education and research. SANE conducts innovative programs and campaigns to improve the lives of people living with mental illness, their family and friends. It also operates a busy Helpline and website, which have thousands of contacts each year from around Australia. Phone: 1800 187 263
Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS)
Providers counselling and group programs to Australian veterans and peacekeepers and their families. Phone: 1800 011 046