3. Advocacy, Support Services & Academic Research

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Advocacy, Support Services & Academic Research.

Just about all of these organisations have fantastic and varied resources. It is neither my aim nor intention to provide expert information on this topic - just to be able to point you in a few useful directions.

Black Dog Institute
www.blackdoginsititute.org.au
+61 (0)2 9382 4530

Beyond Blue: The National Depression Initiative
http://www.beyondblue.org.au/
1300 22 4636

The Victorian Public Service's Open Minds Resources
http://www.vpsopenminds.com
http://www.vpsopenminds.com/resources/
This site is designed as a resource for Victorian Public Servants but can be viewed by any one. They have a great resources page.

MindSpot
http://www.mindspot.org.au/
Are a free telephone and online service for Australians with stress, worry, anxiety, low mood or depression. MindSpot provide mental health screening assessments, therapist-guided treatment courses and referrals to help people recover and stay well.

LifeLine
http://www.lifeline.org.au/
13 11 14

Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depressions (CRUFAD)
www.crufad.com

depressioNET
www.depressionet.com.au

MoodGYM Training Program
www.moddgym.anu.edu.au

Mental Illness Fellowship Australia
www.mifa.org.au

Mental Illness Fellowship Victoria
www.mifellowship.org

Mental Health Services Website (Vic)
www.health.vic.gov.au/mentalhealth

National Alliance of the Mentally Ill (NAMI) (USA)
www.nami.org

Mental Health Council of Australia
www.mhca.com.au

SANE Australia
www.sane.org

Bi-Polar Connect
www.bipolarconnect.com

Depression & Bipolar Disorder Alliance
www.dbsalliance.org

BP Magazine
http://www.bphope.com/
An online newsletter for those with bipolar disorder