Help & Crisis Support
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Crisis support with a key focus on suicide prevention in Australia (available 24/7)

13 11 14


Information on depression, anxiety and how to help yourself or a friend. Telephone, online and email support available (available 24/7)

1300 22 4636

Suicide Call Back Service

Free nationwide professional telephone and online counselling for anyone affected by suicide, or suicidal thoughts (available 24/7)

1300 659 467

Lifeline NZ

Offers crisis support helpline services as well as face-to-face counselling (available 24/7)

0800 543 354

Academy of the Mind

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Academy-of-the-Mind-Icon-300x225The AMSA Academy of the Mind is a short course in mental health written to empower and up-skill medical students in their abilities to recognize, understand and assist with mental health problems in peers and friends, and self. Recent research has proven what has been long suspected, that medical students suffer greater rates of mental illness than the general public. However, this does not have to be the case! The AMSA course will encourage students to look at mental health from a public health perspective so we can reduce rates of mental illness in both medical students and the broader community. The course will provide practical knowledge, strategies and resources for tackling mental illness, all of which can and will be carried by accomplishers in to their medical careers. It has been developed in consultation with Australia’s best-recognized researchers in the field of mental health, and really is an opportunity not to be missed. Course Syllabus

  • Module 1 – Mental Health 101
  • Module 2 – Developing a Strong Baseline
  • Module 3 – Early Intervention: Empathising, Understanding and Taking Action
  • Module 4 – Future Directions

Speakers include

  • Professor Jayashri Kulkarni – Director, Monash Alfred Psychiatric Research Centre
  • Professor John Mendoza – Adjunct A/Professor, University of Sydney
  • Professor Helen Herrman – Director of Research at Orygen Youth Health Research Centre and the Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne
  • Jeff Kennett AC – Chairman, Beyondblue
  • Dr David Clarke – Advisory Committee, Beyondblue Doctors Health Program
  • Dr Kym Jenkins – Medical Director, Victorian Doctors Health Program
  • Dr Eleanor Flynn – Senior Lecturer in Medical Education, Melbourne Medical School
  • Dr Mukesh Haikerwal – Chairman, World Medical Association

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