Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria Inc (ADAVIC)Provides community based support, information and resources to help individuals manage anxiety and depression. Also runs a support group for the parents of children with anxiety or depression.
Phone (B/H): 9853 8089
Website: http:// www.adavic.org.au
Anxiety Recovery Centre VictoriaProvides support, recovery and educational services for families and carers of people with anxiety, including obbsessive-compulsive, generalised anxiety, panic and social anxiety disorders and phobias.
Phone (B/H): 9830 0566 or 1300 269 438
Beyond BlueBeyondblue is the national depression initiative. The website includes information about depression, anxiety and related substance misuse problems. There are also online quick self-tests to see if you have depression, personal stories, a bulletin board and fact sheets.
Postal Address:PO Box 6100,Hawthorn West Victoria 3122
Phone (B/H): 1300 22 4636 (information line)
Black Dog InstituteThe Black Dog Institute is a not-for-profit, educational, research, clinical and community-oriented facility offering specialist expertise in depression and bipolar disorder.
Postal Address:Hospital Road, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick New South Wales 2031
Phone (B/H): (02) 9382 4523
Fax: (02) 9382 8208
BluePagesBluePages provides information on treatments for depression based on the latest scientific evidence. It also offers screening tests for depression and anxiety, a depression search engine, and links to other helpful resources.
Children of Parents with a Mental Illness (COPMI)Aims to improve the mental health outcomes of children and parents with a mental illness by offering information on available programs and services, as well as mental health resources for children.
Phone (B/H): (08) 8367 0888
HeadroomThe Headroom website includes information on mental health issues, available services, stories, myth busting and a section for parents.
Life Without BarriersLife Without Barriers is a not-for-profit organisation providing care and support services across Australia and New Zealand. They provide community based programs to assist children, young people, adults, families and communities across the care and protection, disability, mental health, homelessness, youth justice and immigration sectors and have a regional office located in Eltham.
Postal Address:12 Bridge Street, Eltham
Phone (B/H): 9430 2500
Fax: 9431 6988
LIVESTRONG.COMExplore mental health disorders articles, videos, and general information. LIVESTRONG.COM has a large library of information on disorders of mental health including autism, anorexia, depression, fibromyalgia, stress, schizophrenia, bipolar, ADHD and more.
Mental Health Advice LineThe Mental Health Advice Line is a state-wide telephone information service available to all Victorians seeking mental health information, advice and referral for themselves or another person. You can call about yourself, a friend or a family member and you may remain anonymous if you wish. The service is staffed by mental health professionals who provide expert mental health advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including public holidays.
Phone (B/H): 1300 280 737
Mental Health Clinical Service Unit - Austin HealthThe Austin Health's Mental Health Clinical Service Unit provides specialist assistance for adults, children, young people and their families who are experiencing social, emotional, psychological and psychiatric problems. Services include: adult mental health, child & adolescent health, veterans psychiatry, brain disorders program, clinical & health psychiatry and a drug dependence clinic.
Phone (B/H): 9450 9000 (9am to 5pm)
MoodGYMMoodGYM 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.
NeamiNeami provides a range of psychosocial rehabilitation services for people with a mental illness, which include group rehabilitation programs, home based outreach support, supported housing and an art based program. Neami is also committed to promoting mental health, continued service development and continuous improvement. There are local branches in Briar Hill, Heidelberg, Preston and Lalor. Go to their website for contact details.
Postal Address:Head Office, 305 Arthur Street, Fairfield Victoria 3078
Phone (B/H): 9481 3277
Fax: 9481 5366
PANDA - Post and Ante Natal Depression AssociationPANDA is a national, not-for-profit organisation that was formed in Victoria in 1985. PANDA's national Helpline provides confidential information, support and referral to anyone affected by depression and anxiety during pregnancy and after childbirth (perinatal depression and anxiety), including partners, family members and friends. PANDA also produces and distributes accurate information about perinatal depression and anxiety to health professionals and the wider community.
Postal Address:810 Nicholson Street, North Fitzroy
Phone (B/H): 1300 726 306 (Support helpline)
ReconnexionReconnexion provides information and specialist treatment services for adults, young people and children experiencing anxiety disorders, depression, panic disorders, and tranquilliser dependency. They also have offices in Northcote and Melton.
Postal Address:222 Burke Road, Glen Iris
Phone (B/H): 9886 9400
Fax: 9886 0650
SANE AustraliaSANE Australia is a national charity that conducts programs and campaigns to improve the lives of people living with mental illness, their family and friends. They offer a telephone helpline on weekdays. Helpline 1800 18 7263 from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
Postal Address:PO Box 226, South Melbourne Victoria 3205
Phone (B/H): 9682 5933
Fax: 9682 5944
The Anxiety Panic internet resourceThe Anxiety Panic internet resource is a self-help resource dedicated to providing information, relief, and support for those recovering from debilitating anxiety, including: panic attacks, phobias, extreme shyness, obsessive-compulsive behaviours and generalised anxiety.
The Australian Child and Adolescent Trauma, Loss and Grief NetworkThe Australian Child and Adolescent Trauma, Loss and Grief Network is a group of professionals, psychiatrists and consultants based at The Australian National University in Canberra who specialise in the mental health and wellbeing of children and families affected by trauma and grief. They provide many resources for parents and educators about bushfires, threatening events, family violence, injuries and illness, child abuse and neglect, severe bullying, death of family members and other traumatic events which may impact the emotional wellbeing of all family members.
The Butterfly FoundationProvides support for Australians with eating disorders and negative body image issues.
Phone (B/H): 9822 5771 or 1800 334 673 (Support Line)