Further help

Mental Health Services in your local area:

Mental Health Association of New South Wales
Website:www.mentalhealth.asn.au

NSW Association for Mental Health
Phone: 1800 674 200
Website: www.nswamh.org

Transcultural Mental Health Centre
Phone: (02) 9840 3800

Mental Health Council of Australia (National)
PO Box 174 Deakin West ACT 0600
Phone: (02) 6285 3100
Fax: (02) 6285 2166
Email: admin@mhca.com.au
Website: www.mhca.org.au

Psychologist in your local area:

Australian Psychological Society: “Find a Psychologist”
Phone: 1800 333 497 or
Website: www.psychology.org.au/psych/referral_service

Better Access to Psychiatrists, Psychologists and General Practitioners through the Medicare Benefits Scheme Initiative

From 1 November 2006, the Australian Government introduced new Medicare items for psychological treatment by Registered Psychologists. This means there is now a Medicare rebate available for appointments with Psychologists if your General Practitioner (GP) refers you and draws up a care plan with you (all GPs are able to do this).

Internet & Telephone-Based Services

Anxiety Disorders Alliance (NSW)
Phone: (02) 9879 5351

Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria (VIC)
Phone: (03) 9853 8089

Anxiety and Stress Management Services of Australia
Website: http://www.anxietyhelp.com.au/

Anxiety Recovery Centre (VIC)
Phone: (03) 9886 9377

Anxiety Self Help Association Inc (WA)
Phone: (08) 9346 7262

Association of Relatives and Friends of the Mentally Ill (ARAFMI):
NSW - (02) 9805 1883
NT - (08) 8999 4945
QLD - (07) 3254 1881
SA - (08) 8221 5166
TAS - (03) 6331 4486
VIC - (03) 9810 9300
WA - (08) 9228 1411
Website:www.arafmi.asn.au

Australian Psychological Society
Website: www.psychology.org.au

Beyond Blue
Website: www.beyondblue.org.au

Black Dog Institute
Website: www.blackdoginstitute.org.au

BluePages
Website: www.bluepages.anu.edu.au

Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (CRUFAD)
Website: www.crufad.org

DepressioNet
Website: www.depnet.com.au

GROW (National)
Phone: (07) 3397 6934
Website: www.grow.net.au

GROW Support Groups (National)
Phone: 1800 558 268

Kids Help Line
Phone: 1800 55 1800 (up to 18 years of age) (free call, 24 hours)
Website: www.kidshelp.com.au

Lifeline
Phone: 13 11 14 (24 hour counselling service)
Website: www.lifeline.org.au

Lifeline’s Just Ask Information Line
Phone: 1300 13 11 14 (Monday - Friday, 9am to 5pm EST)

Macquarie University Anxiety Research Unit (MUARU)
Website: www.psy.mq.edu.au/MUARU

Mensline Australia
Phone: 1300 78 99 78

Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia
Website: www.schizophrenia.org.au

MoodGYM
Website: www.moodgym.anu.edu.au

Panic and Anxiety Disorders Association Queensland Inc. (QLD)
Phone: (07) 3353 4851

Panic Anxiety Disorder Association (SA)
Phone: (08) 8227 1044

Panic, Anxiety and Depression Assistance (PADA) (VIC)
Phone: (03) 9886 9400
Website: www.pada.org.au

Parentline
Phone: (QLD & NT) 1300 30 1300 (7 days, 8am to 10pm), (Victoria) 13 22 89, (Monday - Friday, 8am to 12am), (weekends 10am to 10pm).

SANE Australia
Phone: 1800 187 263 (Monday - Friday, 9am to 5pm EST)
Website: www.sane.org

Shyness & Social Anxiety Service (QLD)
Phone: (07) 3806 2424

Social Anxiety Australia
Website: www.socialanxiety.com.au

Suicide Helpline Victoria
Phone: 1300 651 251