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Supportopedia, Resources and useful Links

The Supportopoedia is a Mental Health support guide produced by our Carer Consultant. This guide is for Carers, families and Clients who attend public mental health services in the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula region – from Aspendale to Seaford, Frankston, Mornington to Portsea, and Flinders to Bittern. It also contains information related to other public and private mental health services and support services.

We will endeavour to keep this resource up to date, but if you have any further comments, suggestions or corrections in regard to how we can make this booklet more useful, please contact the Carer Consultant on 9238 8634 Supportopedia (1MB pdf)

Useful Links:

ADAVIC (The Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria)

www.adavic.org.au

Information about Panic Disorder, Social Phobia, Agoraphobia, Generalised Anxiety, Depression, and support services.

Anxiety Recovery Centre

www.arcvic.com.au

Information about anxiety disorders, their management and links.

Australian Psychological Society (APS)

www.psychology.org.au

Provides information on what a psychologist does and how find one.

Beyond Blue

www.BeyondBlue.org.au

Information on depression, its treatment, fact sheets and links.

Black Dog Institute

www.blackdoginstitute.org.au

Information on depression (including during and after pregnancy) and Bipolar Disorder – specifically looking at causes, treatments, symptoms, getting help and current research findings.

BluePages

www.bluepages.anu.edu.au

Information on the symptoms of depression its causes, how to prevent and treat it – as well as related links.

Centrelink

www.centrelink.gov.au

Information on how people with mental illness and their carers can get the support they are entitled to, including sickness allowance, disability support pensions and psychological treatment.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

http://www.dbsalliance.org/

DBSA provides hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders.

depressioNet

www.depressionet.org.au

Online depression-related information and advice on accessing professionals and treatment throughout Australia. There is also 24 hour peer support via email, the messageboard and chat rooms.

depression.com.au

www.depression.com.au

This is an Australian depression information resource with links to depression support services, related sites, psychologists and therapists in your area.

Depression Guide

www.depression-guide.com

Depression Guide is a searchable index of articles and personal stories, related to depression – including symptoms, causes, types of depression and treatments.

Disability Services Australia

www.dsa.org.au

Information on the rights of people with disabilities.

Drug Info

www.druginfo.adf.org.au

A searchable online library with drug and alcohol-related information.

Family Drug Help

www.sharc.org.au/program/family-drug-help/

Family-focused information about substance use-related disorders and their management.

Good Therapy

www.goodtherapy.com.au

Information about what to expect from therapy and tips on how to find a therapist.

GROW

www.grow.net.au

For people recovering from depression, anxiety or mental or emotional distress, this site provides information on how to get involved with a range of activities These activities include weekly group meetings, social activities, residential community and training weekends.

HEADSPACE

www.headspace.org.au/frankstonpeninsulaYouth Service for anyone aged between 12 and 25 years for low cost youth specific services for mild to moderate problems.

Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission

www.humanrights.gov.au

Information on your rights and how to protect them, including information specifically for people with disabilities.

Ice Action Plan

www.ice.vic.gov.au

Includes information on the Ice Action Plan and details of the Ice Advice line – 1800 ICE ADVICE

Kids Help Line

www.kidshelp.com.au

Email and web counselling for children and young people aged between five and18 years.

Lifeline

www.lifeline.org.au

Links and a search facility that directs you to your local Lifeline centre.

Mensline Australia

www.menslineaus.org.au

Information and support for men, especially around family breakdown or separation. This service provides anonymous telephone support, information and referral.

Mental Health First Aid

www.mhfa.com.au

Information on Mental Health First Aid courses which is training aimed at increasing mental health literacy in the general community.

Mental Health Foundation Australia

www.mhfa.org.au

Information on mental health, research, programs, services and links.

Mental Health Law Centre

http://www.communitylaw.org.au/clc_mentalhealth/cb_pages/the_legal_centre.php

Legal information for people with mental illness – covering issues like being an involuntary patient, guardianship, medication and making complaints.

Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia

www.mifa.org.au

Information about mental illness, related projects, programs and services in which the organisation is involved.

MIND Australia

http://www.mindaustralia.org.au

Information on community mental health services provided by MIND and resources about recovery and well-being.

MoodGYM

www.moodgym.anu.edu.au

An interactive web-based program that helps people identify problem emotions and develop skills for preventing and managing depression.

Multicultural Mental Health Australia

www.mmha.org.au

Mental health information translated into many languages…also links to culturally- relevant mental health services, including state/territory- based transcultural mental health centres.

National Network of Adult and Adolescent Children who have a Mentally Ill Parents Victoria (NNAAMI)

www.nnaami.org

This site is run by a group of people who have experienced life with a mentally ill parent – the aim is to provide assistance for each other, via self -help support, discussion and counselling groups.

Post and Antenatal Depression Association Inc (PaNDa)

www.panda.org.au

Provides information to women and their families affected by antenatal and postnatal mood disorders on the causes and symptoms of these disorders, as well as types of treatments and support services are available.

Reconnexion

www.reconnexion.org.au

Information on treating panic, anxiety, depression and tranquilizer dependency and related conditions. Also includes guidelines on how to use medications safely, and strategies for sleep and anxiety management.

Somazone

www.somazone.com.au

Young people-focused information about drugs, sex, mental health, body image and relationships.

SANE Australia

www.sane.org

Mental health-related information, tips, links and online help

Suicide Helpline

www.suicideline.org.au

Information on why a person becomes suicidal, helping someone who is suicidal, what to do in an emergency and how to cope with a death by suicide.

The National Association for Loss and Grief

http://www.respitenorthandwest.org.au/national-association-loss-grief-vic-inc

Information on counselling and support services, seminars, publications and links for people who are experiencing grief following the loss of someone close to them. Mental Health

The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC)

www.ndarc.med.unsw.edu.au

Information about substance use-related disorders and their management.

Turning Point

www.turningpoint.org.au

Information about substance use-related disorders and their management and an online interactive counselling service.

Victoria’s Adult Mental Health Services

http://www.health.vic.gov.au/mentalhealth/services/adult/index.htm

Provides information on Mental Health Service components and catchment areas. Includes maps to assist with working out which mental health service covers what geographical area.

Working to recovery

www.workingtorecovery.co.uk

Information on Recovery Training and educational materials.

Youth Beyond Blue

http://www.youthbeyondblue.com/ 

The youth website of beyondblue: the national depression initiative. Focusing on depression, anxiety and substance use-related disorders, this site is aimed specifically at young people and provides information, tips, personal stories and links.

All urgent or non-urgent referrals to the Peninsula Health Mental Health Service are through Mental Health Telephone Triage on 1300 792 977 (24 hours, 7 days a week)