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.
http://mhsa.aihw.gov.au/home/

beyondblue Support Service
Information and referral to relevant services for depression and anxiety related matters. Phone: 1300 22 46 36
http://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/get-immediate-support

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.
http://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/public/gettinghelp/overview.cfm

Gambling Helpline
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
http://www.gamblinghelponline.org.au/

Headspace
Headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation. We help young people who are going through a tough time.
http://www.headspace.org.au/

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
http://www.kidshelp.com.au/

LIfeline
24 hour telephone counselling service. Phone: 13 11 14
http://www.lifeline.org.au/

Mensline Australia
A dedicated service for men with relationship and family concerns. Phone: 1300 78 99 78
http://www.mensline.org.au/Home.html

Mindframe-Media
For media and resource information about suicide in Australia
http://www.mindframe-media.info/

MI Networks
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
http://www.minetworks.org.au/

Parentline
Parent Line is a telephone service for parents and carers of children 0-18 in New South Wales. Phone: 1300 1300 52
http://www.parentline.org.au/

ReachOut.com
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.
http://au.reachout.com/

Relationships Australia
Relationships Australia is a leading provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities. Phone: 1300 364 277
http://www.relationships.org.au/

SANE Australia
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
http://www.sane.org/index.php

Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS)
Providers counselling and group programs to Australian veterans and peacekeepers and their families. Phone: 1800 011 046
http://www.dva.gov.au/health_and_wellbeing/health_programs/vvcs/access/Pages/index.aspx

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