Resources for mental health

Phone helplines – NEVER hesitate to call, whichever line you dial first, you WILL find help to get you through the next minute, hour, day; whatever you need, just CALL!

  • Lifeline: 13 11 14 for immediate help
  • Suicide Callback Service: 1300 659 467 leave a message and they will call
  • Men’s Line Australia: 1300 789 978 because men face unique issues
  • Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800 it takes a special person to know what kids need
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP, employees of public hospitals): 1300 361 008 free counselling over the phone, up to 3 face-to-face counselling sessions
  • Suicide Prevention Foundation: 1300 465 366
  • beyond blue: 1300 22 4636
  • Suicide Line (Victoria only): 1300 651 251
  • SANE helpline:  1800 18 7263

In less urgent times there are so many wonderful resources that you absolutely should give a fair trial to, so just click any website below and check it out. If it doesn’t look like you, shut it down and move on. There WILL be a website to looks like something you can work with.

  • Suicide Line – website – excellent help for talking about suicide
  • Healthy Placewebsite with psychological tests, info on disorders and support
  • Black Dog Institute: clinical guidelines, self help – websiteThe Black Dog Called Depression – YouTube clip (or search YouTube)
  • beyond blue: depression. anxiety website
  • MindHealthConnectwebsite
  • R U OK? website on how to talk to others about their mental health
  • The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG)website
  • Complementary medicine in mental healtharticle
  • Is it Possible to Improve Depression Without Therapy? article – Damon Ashworth Psychology
  • SANE website – forums, self-help guides, helpline chat

There are some specific helpful things out there to get you started:

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