External support services - mental health issues

Service Contact details
Association of Relatives and Friends of the Emotionally and Mentally Ill (ARAFEMI)

ARAFEMI is a non-profit community based organisation, which works from a recovery perspective. It is unique as it houses both the peak support agency for carers of people with a mental illness and a broad range of consumer services:

Assoication of Relatives and Friends of the Emotionally and mentally ill

Beyond Blue

Provides a national focus and community leadership to increase the capacity of the broader Australian community to prevent depression and respond effectively to it.

Beyond blue

Black Dog Institute

The Black Dog Institute is an educational, research, clinical and community-oriented facility dedicated to improving the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of mood disorders.

Black dog institute


BluePages provides information on symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of depression, as well as listing helpful resources.



A website developed by the Australian National University designed to assist people to diagnose depression, access resources, and receive assistance for themselves or others.



Grow is a proven program. A peer approach that helps the development of new friendships while providing a forum to share problems and find solutions.

1800 558 268



Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

13 11 14



MensLine Australia is a professional telephone and online support and information service for Australian men

1300 78 99 78

Mensline Australia

Mental Health of Australia

Mental Health Australia aims to promote mentally healthy communities, educate Australians on mental health issues, influence mental health reform.

Mental Health Australia

Mental Illness Fellowships of Australia

Australia-wide: Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia.

1800 985 944

Mental Illness Fellowships of Australia

Mood Gym

This online tool delivers cognitive behaviour therapy for preventing and coping with depression.

Mood gym

Multicultural Mental Health Australia

For mental health information in a number of languages.

Mental Healh in Multicultural Australia

Rape Crisis Centre

Sexual assault counselling for women & children. Community education & training. 24 hour crisis support and advocacy

6247 2525

Canberra Rape Crisis Centre

SANE Australia

SANE is a national charity working for a better life for people affected by mental illness, through campaigns, education and research.

Sane Australia


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