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Mental Health

Resource​ ​Description ​Web address
Australian Government - Department of Health and Ageing
Information on initiatives to build the capacity of the mental health care system to ensure that Australians with or at risk of mental illness, and their families and carers, have access to quality health and support services to meet their needs.
Mental Health Council of Australia
The peak, national non-government organisation representing and promoting the interests of the Australian mental health sector, committed to achieving better mental health for all Australians.
www.mhca.org.au
Mental Health Association NSW
A non-government organisation funded by NSW Health and other agencies to develop mental health initiatives, providing information and access to resources which result in increased community awareness and knowledge of mental health issues. Mental Health Information Service 1300 794 991  - Information, support and referral on issues relating to general mental health and Anxiety Disorders Information Line 1300 794 992. Website has links to other state/territory associations.
www.mentalhealth.asn.au
Mental Health In Multicultural Australia
A national body for multicultural mental health and suicide prevention. Information in a number of community languages.
www.mhima.org.au
Transcultural Mental Health Centre
The Diversity Health Institute (DHI). a state wide service that promotes access to mental health services for people of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.
www.dhi.health.nsw.gov.au/tmhc/
ARAFMI NSW - (Association of Relatives and Friends of the Mentally Ill)
Dedicated to carers of people with a mental illness. Provides support and support groups for carers and a business hours telephone information line: (02) 9332 0700 or Toll Free 1800 655 198 (NSW only) .
www.arafmi.org
National Mental Health Consumer & Carer Forum
A national voice for mental Health consumers and carers, with representative from all states/ territories and leading agencies (e.g. Beyond Blue, Carers Australia, GROW, ARAFMI).
Suicide Prevention Australia
The national umbrella body active in suicide prevention throughout Australia.
http://suicidepreventionaust.org
Suicide Call Back Service
A free, nationwide telephone service that offers short to medium term support for people at risk of suicide, their Carers, and those bereaved by suicide.
www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au
Black Dog Institute
A world leader in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder (information, education and research).
Beyond Blue
A national, independent, not-for-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related substance misuse disorders in Australia.
COPMI (children of parents with a mental illness)
Provides  information for parents, their partners, carers, family and friends in support of these children. Provides online training courses developed by COPMI for professionals to support families either individually or through community services and programs.
www.copmi.net.au/
GROW
A national organisation that provides a peer supported programs  to people with a mental illness and those people experiencing difficulty in coping with life’s challenges. 
www.grow.net.au
Relationships Australia
A leading provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities. Services includes counselling, family dispute resolution (mediation) and a range of family and community support and education programs.
SANE Australia
A national charity working for a better life for people affected by mental illness. Provides factsheets, a bookshop with resources, helpline and research.
SANE Factsheets provide authoritative, up-to-date, and easy-to-read explanations of a range of mental health problems and related issues. Print-ready PDF versions are just a click away, and the most popular Factsheets are also available in 10 translations.                                                                 SANE Podcasts complement the Factsheets, providing comprehensive interviews on a growing range of topics to hear on your computer, iPod or other MP3 player. See individual Factsheet pages to hear or download, or you can subscribe via RSS or iTunes to receive them all.
www.sane.org/
The Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia
A national network of MH service providers - with member organisations in states and territories around Australia.
www.mifa.org.au/about-mifa
Mental illness 
(MiNetworks)
An initiative of the mental illness fellowship of Australia -   provide a guarantee of genuine support, accurate information and assisted referral to the best local services available.
www.minetworks.org.au
Schizophrenia Fellowship NSW
A non profit community based organisation committed to improving the circumstances and welfare of people living with Schizophrenia, their relatives and carers, and professionals working in the area (provides information, education, advocacy, innovative programs and support) . Visit website to find relevant state/territory members.
youthbeyondblue
A national  independent, not-for-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression and anxiety in Australian youth.
Inspire
A non profit organisation developed to help young people lead happier lives and prevent youth suicide.
ReachOut.com
An online youth mental health service  created by youth and MH experts providing information, support, forums and stories - aiming to prevent youth suicide
http://au.reachout.com/
Mental Health Association of NSW
Fact sheets have been created that describe the signs and symptoms of different types of mental illness. Each fact sheet describes the latest treatment methods and referral options. All fact sheets are developed by Mental Health Association of NSW and reviewed by a panel of experts in the field. To view, download or print a fact sheet, click the download link below.
The Way Ahead Directory
a comprehensive mental health resource. Up-to-date information on over 3000 mental health and welfare related services across NSW  updated by the Mental Health Association NSW (MHA).
www.wayahead.org.au/
Black Dog Institute
Links to organisations and websites which we believe provide good quality and useful information, broken into the different categories.
www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/public/gettinghelp/helpfullinks.cfm
Last Modified: 21/05/2013 3:39 PM