Mental Health Issues

Reachout is a website providing information to young people about a wide range of mental health issues and wellbeing, information about accessing help from services as well as opportunities for young people to connect with each other:

Headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds, along with assistance in promoting young peoples’ wellbeing. This covers four core areas: mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services. :

Everymind is a leading institute dedicated to the prevention of mental ill-health and suicide. They have been delivering successful mental health and suicide prevention programs for over 25 years. Their website includes some fantastic resources:

 The Black Dog institute is a translational research institute that aims to reduce the incidence of mental illness and the stigma around it, to actively reduce suice rates and empower everyone to live the most mentally healthy lives possible:

Sane Australia is a national mental health charity working to support four million Australians affected by complex mental illness. SANE’S work includes mental health awareness, online peer support and information, stigma reduction, specialist helpline support, research and advocacy:

 Beyondblue is a National website providing a range of information associated with depression, anxiety and related disorders in Australia:

DepressioNet provides information about treatments, tools, access to professional and peer support for people living with depression. The website is aimed at adults and it is recommended as a resource for school counsellors and psychologists rather than specifically for young people. Please note this website includes a messageboard and chat room that may not be suitable for young people:

 Anxiety Treatment Australia provides information about anxiety disorders, the treatment options, psychologists around Australia who treat anxiety disorders, group therapy & workshops, support groups, articles, resources and links to other sites. This website is brought to you by Catherine Madigan, a Melbourne Clinical Psychologist who specialises in the treatment of Anxiety Disorders:

Anxiety Online is an online mental health service offering information, assessment, online diagnosis and treatment programs ("eTherapy") for the anxiety disorders. It is an initiative of the National eTherapy Centre, Swinburne University in Victoria, funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing:

 The International Early Psychosis Association is an international network for those involved in the study and treatment of early psychosis. The following link provides contact details of early intervention services across Australia, both metropolitan and rural:

Eating Disorders:
 The Butterfly Foundation provides support for Australians experiencing eating disorders and negative body image issues and their carers. It’s services include: “direct relief” for treatment and support, telephone and online counselling, health promotion programs, advocacy and awareness:

HealthInsite is a healthdirect Australia health information service. It aims to improve the health of Australians by providing easy access to quality information about human health. The following link provides information about eating disorders:

Autism Spectrum Disorders:
 Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) is a not-for-profit autism specific service provider, providing information, education and other services.':