Links

www.mifwa.org.au

The Fellowship acts as a first point of call for people with mental illness, their carers, family and friends in providing information and support. MIFWA is committed to promoting an understanding of issues relating to mental illness in the community leading to better mental health. MIFWA is part of the national family known as Mental Illness Fellowship Australia (MIFA)

www.mentalhealth.gov.au

This site provides information about mental illness. This website does not provide crisis services or medical advice. It will help you to find information on the Australian Government’s role and contributions to mental health reform activities in Australia. The site is maintained by the Australian Government agencies with responsibility for implementing these reforms.

www.health.wa.gov.au

The West Australian public health system website provides contacts for health services state wide, as well as information on all health topics and media re-leases, reports and publications.

www.healthinsite.gov.au

This site provides a listing of Australian only health sites that have been assessed as credible by the Department of Health and Aged Care. You are able to access a wide range of up-to-date and reliable information on health and wellbeing. Whether it be acne or arthritis, cancer, mental health, or young people and drugs.

www.beyondblue.org.au

Beyondblue is a national, independent, not-for-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related substance misuse disorders in Australia.

www.bluepages.anu.edu.au

BluePages provides information on treatments for depression based on the latest scientific evidence. BluePages also offers screening tests for depression and anxiety, a depression search engine, and links to other helpful resources.

www.moodgym.anu.edu.au

MoodGYM is an innovative, interactive web program designed to prevent depression. It consists of five modules, an interactive game, anxiety and depression assessments, downloadable relaxation audio, a workbook and feedback assessment. Using flashed diagrams and online exercises, MoodGYM teaches the principles of cognitive behaviour therapy – a proven treatment for depression. It also demonstrates the relationship between thoughts and emotions, and works through dealing with stress and relationship break-ups, as well as teaching relaxation and meditation techniques.

www.arafmi.asn.au

ARAFMI’s Community Education Program provides information on ARAFMI’s services, carers’ issues and mental health issues to members of the broader community. This includes carers, TAFE & University students, service clubs, church groups, government & non-government agencies, teachers & school staff and interested members of the public. Community Education presents the annual Breakthrough series that invites mental health professionals to share information and research with carers and members of the public. Topics covered during the Breakthrough series have included Depression, Bi-polar disorder, Schizophrenia, Personality Disorders, Dual-diagnosis (co-existing Mental Illness with drug or alcohol abuse), Eating disorders, Anxiety disorders and more.

www.psycom.net/depression.central.html

This site is Internet’s central clearinghouse for information on all types of depressive disorders and on the most effective treatments for individuals suffering from Major Depression, Manic-Depression (Bipolar Disorder), Cyclothymia, Dysthymia and other mood disorders.

www.mentalhealth.com

This site aims to improve understanding concerning diagnosis, disorders and treatment of mental illness, as well as to provide information about effective well researched treatments and medication.

www.human-nature.com

Human Nature Review is the online dictionary of mental health providing a significant source of analysis and commentary for readers at leading universities and research institutes from all over the world. The site aims to act as host to original work and to create an enabling space, a forum for constructive discussion and critiques of the terms of reference and assumptions of various approaches to the understanding of people as individuals, in groups, in institutions, in societies and as political and ideological beings.

www.sane.org

SANE Australia is a national charity which conducts innovative programs and campaigns to improve the lives of people living with mental illness, their family and friends. The website contains helpful information on treatment and support as well as provides an online helpline.

www.dbsalliance.org

The depression and bipolar support alliance website provides information on mental illnesses as well as recovery steps and the points you need to know for helping a loved one with a mood disorder. The site also offers resources to locate local support groups and help.

www.ndma.org

The National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association aims to educate that all depressive and manic-depressive illness are treatable medical diseases, as well as foster self-help, improve access to care, and advocate for research to eliminate these illnesses.

www.collectivesupport.com.au

Collective Support creates an all-encompassing support network for those needing help in areas such as depression, relationships, grief and domestic violence. Gain access to professional counselling services via video link, books and forums to discuss topics with other members.

www.schizophreniaresearch.org.au

The Schizophrenia Research Institute is the only national medical research institute solely dedicated to discovering the ways to prevent and cure schizophrenia. Information is available and links that lead to help are provided on the site, as well as information on the research program and ways to participate in it.

http://members.iinet.net.au/~fractal1/fhello.htm

Fyreniyce refers to itself as ‘the Australian Bipolar Website’. This site is dedicated to those who suffer from bipolar disorder and offers a virtual community and was built with the goal to provide information about the disorder, to develop constructive ways to deal with it, and to provide support for all who are affected by it.

www.ourconsumerplace.com.au

Resource centre made by Mental Health consumers for Mental Health consumers to provide information, training, support and advice.