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Information and resources on depression and anxiety

Black Dog Institute

Information and resources on depression and bi-polar disorder


Online crisis support and self-help toolkits

Man Therapy

A place for men to deal with manly issues in a manly way


A one-stop shop – the Australian Government’s mental health information portal.
Includes links to online programs designed to provide assistance via the internet (or via mobile phone applications) for people experiencing depression, anxiety or related conditions


Mind Spot: the virtual clinic
Online and telephone treatment for anxiety and depression
www.mindspot.org.au www.mindaustralia.org.au


Tips to start a meaningful conversation to support someone struggling with life


National youth mental health foundation helping young people having a tough time


An anonymous question and answer service, fact sheets and a searchable directory of Australian Youth services

Youth Support and Advocacy Service (YSAS)

Youth AOD Toolbox for youth workers and supervisors providing AOD services to young people


Australian Bureau of Statistics. (2007). National Survey of Mental Health & Wellbeing. Available: abs.gov.au.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. (2012). Social and emotional wellbeing: development of a Children’s Headline Indicator. Cat. no. PHE 158. Canberra: AIHW.

beyondblue (2013). A place for men to deal with manly issues in a manly way - The rationale behind Man Therapy. Melbourne: beyondblue.

beyondblue. (2013). beyondblue Depression, Anxiety. Available: beyondblue.org.au.

beyondblue (2013). The beyondblue Guide for Carers - Supporting and caring for a person with anxiety and depression. Melbourne: beyondblue.

beyondblue (2012). Manager awareness, impact and action: Mental health in the workplace. Melbourne: beyondblue.

Bruun, A. & Mitchell, P. (2013). YouthAOD Toolbox. youthaodtoolbox.org.au. Melbourne: YSAS

Cohen, Marcia B. (1989 Nov). Social Work Practice with Homeless Mentally Ill People: Engaging the Client. Social Work. 34 (6), p 505-509.

Dawson-Smith, M & Savage, G (2011). Training Handbook for Homelessness & Health Workers. Melbourne: Inner North West Primary Care Partnership & Doutta Galla Community Health.

Department of Health, Western Australia (WA) (2009). Stigma, Discrimination and Mental Illness Fact Sheet. Perth: Department of Health, WA.

Gilbert, T (2011). States of being: Exploring the links between homelessness, mental illness and psychological distress. An evidence based policy paper. Canberra: Homelessness Australia.

Hall & Partners | Open Mind (2012). Men's Help-Seeking Behaviour Report of Research Findings. Melbourne: Hall & Partners/Open Mind.

Heretohelp (2010). Communication and Problem Solving Skills. Vancouver: Heretohelp. module 3.

Homeless Action Committee (2010). Engaging People Who Are Homeless With A Mental Illness. Illinois: Illinois Department of Human Services.

Homelessness NSW. (2012). Mental illness and homelessness. Available: homelessnessnsw.org.au.

Kowaleski, Brittany. (2012). Best Practices Regarding Homelessness and Mental Illness. Social Work Theses . (Paper 88).

Kulinga Research Network (2010). Mental Health and Wellbeing, Supporting and Promoting Aboriginal Mental Health. Perth: Telethon Institute for Child Health Research.

Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC) (2013). Recovery Oriented Language Guide. Sydney: MHCC.

Mental Health Council of Australia (2009). Home Truths - Mental Health, Housing and Homelessness in Australia. Canberra: Mental Health Council of Australia.

National Mental Health Commission (NMHC) (2012). A Contributing Life: the 2012 National Report Card on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention. Sydney: NMHC.

Mental Health Foundation of Australia. (2006). Resilient Youth. Available: embracethefuture.org.au.

SAMHSA. (2013). Motivational Interviewing Skills and Techniques. Available: samhsa.gov.

Sane Australia. (2012). Factsheets & Podcasts. Available: sane.org.

Sane Australia. SANE Healthy Living Guidelines Best practice in healthy living promotion for mental health NGOs. Melbourne: Sane Australia.

St Bartholomew's House (2012). Case Management Guide for HTSS. Perth: St Bartholomew's House.

The Salvation Army. (2013). Suicide Prevention and Bereavement Support. Available: suicideprevention.salvos.org.au.

University of Michigan. (2013). DepressionToolkit.org. Available: depressiontoolkit.org.

Funded by beyondblue with thanks to funding from the Australian Government’s Taking Action to Tackle Suicide Initiative.