Taking care of your mental health is important as everyone is vulnerable to mental health concerns. One in five Australians will experience a mental illness at some stage in their life. The following links may assist you to find out more information.
Taking it further
Please note: Whilst care has been taken to ensure that external web sites are credible sources of information, no responsibility can be taken for their content. Web-based health information does not replace the need to see an appropriate health care professional.
- Deakin Counselling Service
The national Australian depression initiative. This site provides a wide range of resources and information relating to depression and anxiety.
A depression information service for all Australians. It contains many useful resources.
- It's alright
This web site is managed by Sane Australia. It provides information and support to young people who have a mental illness, or who have a friend or family member with a mental illness. It has four fictional diaries from teenagers whose lives are touched by mental illness. There are also fact sheets and contact details for more information.
- Life living is for everyone
Launched by the Australian Government, the new LIFE (Living is for Everyone) program provides information to individuals, families and carers whose lives have been tragically affected by suicide. It showcases local area suicide prevention activities and taps into local support networks.
- SANE Australia
Sane Australia aims to help people seriously affected by mental illness through research, education and campaigning.
- Youth Beyond Blue
Aimed at young people aged 17 to 25 to reduce stigma associated with depression and to assist young people to seek help.