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: http://au.reachout.com

Depression:
Beyondblue is a National website providing a range of information associated with depression, anxiety and related disorders in Australia: http://www.beyondblue.org.au

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: http://depressionet.org.au

Anxiety:
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: http://www.anxietyaustralia.com.au/

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: http://www.anxietyonline.org.au

Psychosis:
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: http://www.iepa.org.au/(S(ol5dco45e0hbaimshkk5z5yp))/ListingByCountry.aspx?pageID=49&country=Australia&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

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: http://thebutterflyfoundation.org.au

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: http://www.healthinsite.gov.au/topics/Eating_Disorders

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