Help & Crisis Support
Remember, if it is an emergency or life is in danger, please call 000.

Lifeline

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

13 11 14

lifeline.org.au

beyondblue

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

1300 22 4636

youthbeyondblue.com

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

suicidecallbackservice.org.au

Lifeline NZ

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

0800 543 354

lifeline.org.nz

Online Resources

Home > Online Resources

Multimedia Tools

computerwhitee-couch

Online program for preventing and coping with depression, generalised anxiety disorder, and social anxiety disorder.
ecouch.anu.edu.au

CALM (Computer Assisted Learning for the Mind)

Audio files available for download giving specific techniques to manage three sources of long lasting happiness – mental resilience, healthy relationships and finding meaning in life.
calm.auckland.ac.nz

MoodGYM

This is a free online cognitive behaviour therapy program for preventing and coping with depression provided by the Centre for Mental Health Research.
moodgym.anu.edu.au

Online Anxiety Prevention Program

Self-paced online program to learn techniques to prevent anxiety. Requires registration.
www2.psy.uq.edu.au/~jkweb/register.html

OnTrack

Supporting the journey to health and wellbeing by offering free access to online programs, information, quizzes and advice.
ontrack.org.au

Publications

Keeping the Doctor Alive

Provides medical practitioners with information and resources on strategies for self care as an essential element of their professional life. Available to order at:
racgp.org.au/publications/tools

Red Cross Australia

Resources to assist recovery after an emergency crisis.
http://www.redcross.org.au/ourservices_acrossaustralia_es_recover.htm

When The Cowpat Hits The Windmill

Fantastic resource created by the National Rural Health Student Network in conjunction with beyondblue. A guide for staying mentally fit.
http://www.nrhsn.org.au/site/index.cfm?display=40504

Journeys into Medicine

Brilliant resource created by the Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (AIDA), focusing on the profiles of 15 Indigenous medical graduates and 5 students.
http://www.aida.org.au/pdf/Journeys/Journeys.pdf

Websites

beyondblue

Information on depression, anxiety and how to help yourself or a friend. Offers information, practical advice and support services
beyondblue.org.au or youthbeyondblue.com

To download the beyondblue National Mental Health Survey of Doctors and Medical Students, click here

Headspace

The National Youth Mental Health Foundation, aimed at helping young people (aged 12 – 25) who are going through a tough time. Find interesting and useful fact sheets and workshops through eHeadspace, as well as being able to chat online with a qualified youth mental health professional
headspace.org.au
eheadspace.org.au

Black Dog Institute

An educational, research, clinical and community-oriented institute providing information on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders
blackdoginstitute.org.au

mindhealthconnect

An innovative website dedicated to providing access to trusted, relevant mental health care services, online programs and resources.
mindhealthconnect.org.au

Reachout.com

Online youth mental health service providing information, stories, videos, forums and tools to help young people with everyday questions and cope through tough times.
au.reachout.com

AMA Doctors’ Health

Resources, tools and information on doctors’ health and wellbeing. Especially useful for practical advice on how to overcome the stressors of the profession.
ama.com.au/doctorshealth

Medical Board of Australia

The Medical Board of Australia registers medical practitioners and medical students, develops standards, codes and guidelines for the medical profession and investigates notifications and complaints where necessary. To read their Information sheet on the Management of Impaired Practitioners and Students go to bit.ly/medboardfs
www.medicalboard.gov.au

Live Well Study Well

This is a program developed by MDA National and specifically designed to give relevant and practical information on health and wellbeing for medical students.  It can be delivered with the flexibility to meet the needs of various medical schools, societies, rural clubs and health groups as required.
www.mdanational.com.au/students/live-well-study-well.aspx

MensLine Australia

A national telephone and online support, information and referral service for men with family, relationship and wellbeing concerns. Includes useful fact sheets and advice on how to help a friend.
www.mensline.org.au

Young and Well CRC

A leading research organisation committed to exploring and understanding the role of technology in the lives of young people, and how those technologies can be used to improve the mental health and wellbeing. Online features include an Online Wellbeing Centre and e-Mental Health Clinic
youngandwellcrc.org.au

SANE Australia

A support, training and education service for Australians affected by mental illness. Provides information about mental illness, treatments, where to go for support and help for carers.
sane.org

Blue Pages

Research centre providing information on symptoms and treatments for depression based on ongoing systematic reviews. Also offers screening tests for depression and anxiety and a comprehensive list of mental health resources.
E: bluepages@anu.edu.au
bluepages.anu.edu.au

MindSpot Clinic

An online and telephone clinic providing free assessment and treatment services for Australian adults with anxiety or depression.
mindspot.org.au

thedesk

thedesk aims to support Australian tertiary students to achieve mental and physical health and wellbeing. thedesk offers free access to online modules, tools, quizzes and advice.
www.thedesk.org.au

Mental health Australia 

The peak national non-government organisation representing and promoting the interests of the Australian mental health sector.
mhaustralia.org

1800RESPECT

National sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service. Includes online counselling service and information.
1800respect.org.au

Q Life

National counselling and referral service for people of diverse sex, genders and sexualities. Provides online and telephone support services to LGBTIQ people of all ages.
qlife.org.au

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