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Listed below are some resources that you may find helpful.

Support Groups & Assistance

Beyond Blue

The national depression initiative. It’s a good first point of call for information and support regarding all forms of depression & anxiety.

Black Dog Institute

Good information on mood disorders. There is information on their specialist clinics, current research and education programs. They also hold interactive opportunities including writing competitions, the publishing of books and volunteering.

Lifeline Australia

Lifeline provides round the clock phone support to the public. It also provides a range of other services. If you should find yourself in crisis please call 13 11 14

Mental Health Association of Queensland

Mental Health Association. A practical website with support groups, service directories etc. Features  live chat and online support, fact files and “find a support group” services.

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Online Programs & Apps

Mood Gym

An online, interacrtive Cognitive Behaviour Therapy skills program for young people aimed at preventing and coping with depression. Part of the ANU Centre for Mental Health Research.

myCompass//

myCompass is an interactive self-help service that aims to promote resilience and wellbeing for all Australians. myCompass is a guide to good mental health – it points you in the right direction. You can track your moods, write about them and view information and tips. You can also choose to do one of the modules designed to help you manage mild to moderate stress, anxiety and depression.

Useful Apps:

Smiling Mind

A free, modern mindfulness meditation program with exercises that can help you reduce stress and relax. It provides an easy to follow program that will help with the three C’s, “clarity, calmness and contentment”. The program is based on techniques that have been proven to work and was created by a group of psychologists who know their stuff when it comes to youth psychology.

WorkOut

An online training program that tests and improves your mental fitness. Kick start your brain with training programs that are fun, easy to understand and improve the quality of the mind