If you are currently feeling unsafe or suicidal please seek help immediately. Reach out in any way you can, either by calling emergency services on 000, your local hospital, or by calling Lifeline on 13 11 14.
Other resources are:
Information and support services
- Headtohealth – Digital mental health and wellbeing resources for yourself or for someone you care about curated by the Australian Government.
- Suicide Callback Service – Free professional telephone and online counselling for anyone affected by suicide.
- Beyond Blue – Support and information for depression and other mood disorders.
- Headspace – Mental health support specifically for young people 12 to 25 years.
- Grief Link – Grief support and information.
- QLife – Supports young people of diverse genders and sexualities, their families and friends.
- Safe and Equal – Victoria’s peak body for those impacted by family and gender-based violence.
- Sleep and anxiety – Information about sleeping better.
- reachout: Exercise and healthy eating – Information about healthy well-rounded approach to your body.
- Just Ask Us – Mental health, alcohol and other drug problems.
- Better Health Channel – Information on the services and support that are available within Victoria’s health system.
- Authentic Happiness – Useful questionnaires for insight and self reflection.
- ecouch – Free, online, self-directed training programs to understand and manage symptoms associated with Depression, Anxiety & Worry, Social Anxiety, Divorce & Separation and Loss & Bereavement.
- Mood Gym – Free online self-help cognitive behaviour therapy program for depression and anxiety.
- The Desk – Free online help of strategies and skills for success and wellbeing during university studies.
- OnTrack Alcohol Aims to help you cut down your drinking. Helps you to set goals, think differently and take action to make changes.
- Hello Sunday Morning – A community to support cutting back on drinking
Programs supported by a professional
- eCentreClinic – Programs for people with mood disorders, anxiety and chronic pain
- Mental Health online – Online mental health service offering information, assessment and treatment programs for anxiety disorders.
- Lifeline “Online crisis-chat” – Online live chat service for people in crisis.
- Kids Helpline – Online live chat service for young people aged 5 to 25 in crisis.
- Counselling online – Free 24 hour counselling service supporting people with alcohol and drug related problems.
- eheadspace – Confidential, free and secure space where young people aged 12-25 or their family can chat, email, or speak on the phone with a mental health professional.
Chat rooms and forums
- Beyond Blue Forums – Online forum for support and discussion of mental health issues.
- Recover Your Life – Self Harm support community.
Talks and lectures
- Your body language shapes who you are – Presented by social psychologist Amy Cuddy
- How to make stress your friend – Presented by health psychologist Kelly McGonigal
- Inside the mind of a master procrastinator – Presented by Tim Urban
- Want to be happier? Stay in the moment – Presented by researcher Matt Killingsworth.
- ACT Companion – Based on principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, this app features over 25 powerful exercises and tools designed to help you get present, open up, and engage in a richer, more meaningful life.
- Smiling Mind app – Modern meditation for young people.
- Overcoming procrastination – Info about procrastination and some suggested strategies for how you can address this problem.
- Improving self esteem – Info about low self-esteem – how it develops, how it is maintained, and how to address this problem.
- Mastering your worries – Info about chronic worrying and generalised anxiety disorder and suggested strategies for how you can manage your worrying and anxiety
- Coping with Social Anxiety – Info aboutsocial anxiety and suggested strategies for how you can manage your anxiety in social situations
- Antidepressant skills workbook – The emphasis in this book is on three steps: reactivating your life; changing negative thinking habits; and solving problems as they arise.