Useful Links to Websites and Apps
Great website for young people. Topics include mental
health difficulties, exam tips, fighting with your
parents and bullying. Also includes an online community
forum you can participate in.
The national depression initiative. It’s a good first
point of call for information and support regarding all
forms of depression & anxiety. You can also get involves
through BlueVoices, the consumer & carer group.
Black Dog Institute
Good information on mood disorders. There is information
on their specialist clinics, current research and
education programs. They also hold interactive
opportunities including writing competitions, the
publishing of books and volunteering.
National mental health charity. Runs stigma watch and
campaigns for positive change for mental health. Has
fact sheets and other multimedia available. Features the
“SANE Helpline”. This is not a counselling service, but
it does provide confidential information about
symptoms, treatments and where to go for support for
sufferers and carers.
“dNet” Website focused on Depression. It aims to empower
“people like us” to make informed choices & find
solutions to deal with the challenges of Depression. Has
Message Boards and chat services for 24 hour peer
support and care. (NOT a professional counselling
Lifeline provides round the clock phone support to the
public. It also provides a range of other services. If
you should find yourself in crisis please call
13 11 14
Kids Help Line
Offers round the clock phone counselling to Australians
aged 5-25. Also offers online counselling services
(restricted hours) and email counselling. An online
forum is available. Calls from land lines and pay phones
are free and will not show up on your phone bill. It
differs for mobile phones depending on your service.
1800 55 1800
It’s All Right
This is a youth arm of SANE. It is very user friendly
and has basic facts designed for young people and there
are a series of stories following characters affected in
various ways by mental illness.
Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre. This
website provides more detailed about the early detection
of psychosis and intervention.
Kids in Mind
This is the website for the Mater CYMHS service. Has
good information about what to expect from a CYMHS
Supports Australian with eating disorders. Butterfly
Foundation aims to change culture surrounding eating
disorders, their prevention and treatment. Has a good
The organisation behind Reach Out. Inspire looks to
equip people with the power to lead happier lives. It
has some good resources and is very practically
Bullying No Way!
National anti-bullying campaign promoted in schools.
Provides information about dealing with bullying in all
its forms. The page is designed for students, parents
People Supporting People. A local organisation with
programs aimed to empower people with mental illness or
brain injury in the community. (Lifestyle support) The
website lists all of the services available.
Mental Health Association. A practical website with
support groups, service directories etc. Features live
chat and online support, fact files and “find a support
Stepping Stone Clubhouse
Stepping Stone Clubhouse is a Brisbane based
organisation providing a non-institutional setting where
adults with a mental illness give each other support as
they work to rebuild their confidence, stamina,
concentration, social and vocational skills.
“thedesk” aims to support Australian tertiary students
to achieve mental and physical health and wellbeing.
Providing resources online means that more people will
be able to get help to improve their wellbeing and be
able to study more effectively. thedesk offers free
access to online modules, tools, quizzes and advice.
An online, interacrtive Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
skills program for young people aimed at preventing and
coping with depression. Part of the ANU Centre for
Mental Health Research.
A free, modern mindfulness meditation program with
exercises that can help you reduce stress and relax. It
provides an easy to follow program that will help with
the three C’s, “clarity, calmness and contentment”. The
program is based on techniques that have been proven to
work and was created by a group of psychologists who
know their stuff when it comes to youth psychology.
Link to appstore
An online training program that tests and improves your
mental fitness. Kick start your brain with training
programs that are fun, easy to understand and improve
the quality of the mind
Link to appstore
Learn how to manage anxiety face-to-face with people
who’ve “been there” and discovered techniques that work
and compliment therapy. Features lots of videos of
people sharing their experiences, quizzes, the ability
to track your progress and a daily tip that can be sent
to your phone. Produced in association with SANE
Link to appstore