Online Resources

ACON

ACON

https://www.acon.org.au

NSW based health promotion organisation specialising in HIV prevention working in the LGBTQI community.

Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue

https://www.beyondblue.org.au

Online support service available from 3pm to 12pm, 7 days a week.

The website provides information relating to depression, anxiety disorders and more, as well as options for treatment, recovery and staying well. There are also moderated forums on a range of topics.

Black Dog Institute

Black Dog Institute

https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au

Provides information about depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety and help seeking. They also offer a range of self-assessment tools, as well as education programs, research and clinical services.

Blue Knot Foundation

Blue Knot Foundation

https://www.blueknot.org.au

Information and counselling via email or telephone for adults, their family and friends, dealing with survival of childhood trauma.

Butterfly Foundation

Butterfly Foundation

https://www.thebutterflyfoundation.org.au

Offers online chat service 8am to 12pm, 7 days a week, providing information, counselling and referrals from trained counsellors for anyone concerned by an eating disorder or body image issue.

The website also provides information on a range of eating disorders, treatment, resources and services such as support groups, training and recovery programs.

Carers NSW

Carers NSW

https://www.carersnsw.org.au

The website provides practical information for carers, as well as information about support groups and programs, insights into caring roles and advice for carers.

Counselling Online

Counselling Online

https://www.counsellingonline.org.au

Provides free 24/7 web chat services that allows you to correspond with a professional counsellor about an alcohol or drug related concern. The website also provides an online tool for self-assessment, peer support forums, self-help tools and SMS support.

Dementia Australia

Dementia Australia

https://www.dementia.org.au

Wide range of resources, education and research for people with dementia and their carers. Dementia support service. Dementia expertise. 24 hour call support and Helpline chat.

Cyber Bullying

Cyber Bullying

https://esafety.gov.au

The website has various tools and comprehensive information resources on esafety for kids, young adults, parents/carers and seniors.

eFriend

eFriend

https://efriend.org.au/

Sometimes a little extra support, hope and understanding is needed. That's why eFriend is here. Virtual Peer Support is a free, Government-funded program that connects to trained, specialist eFriend Peers via video ot phone call. This service for anyone in need. No doctors referral needed.

Elder Abuse Helpline & Resource Unit

Elder Abuse Helpline & Resource Unit

https://www.ageingdisabilitycommission.nsw.gov.au

Confidential and anonymous free service that provides information, support and referrals relating to the abuse of older people living in the community across NSW.

Family Relationship Advice Line

Family Relationship Advice Line

https://www.familyrelationships.gov.au

Referral service that provides a range of services to assist families manage relationship issues, including counselling, family dispute resolution, legal advice, financial advice, family mediation and dispute resolution and information in other languages.

Family Violence Law Help

Family Violence Law Help

https://familyviolencelaw.gov.au

Online resource for people wanting to understand domestic and family violence, law and where to get help.

Gambling Help Online

Gambling Help Online

https://www.gamblinghelponline.org.au

Online chat available 24/7. Counselling, information and support to anyone affected by gambling.

Grief Line

Grief Line

https://www.griefline.org.au

The website provides information resources about grieving.

eHeadspace

eHeadspace

https://www.eheadspace.org.au

Offers confidential online 9am to 1am, 7 days a week advice to young people or parents/carers of young people by qualified and experienced youth mental health professionals.

The website provides information to young people aged 12-25 years old and their families and friends about a broad range of issues including bullying, alcohol and drug problems, depression and anxiety.

Head to Health

Head to Health

https://www.headtohealth.gov.au

Australian government site for finding mental health services and resources. You can find information on mental illness, mental health, supporting yourself or someone else, as well as linking you to phone or chat services, apps and websites.

Kids Helpline

Kids Helpline

https://www.kidshelpline.com.au

24/7 confidential online support and counselling service that kids can use for a wide range of issues such as abuse, mental illness, drug and alcohol use, homelessness, relationships and suicide.

The website provides an interactive space for people 5-25 years old to explore issues that are affecting them. The site features tips and information on common concerns for each age group.

Legal Aid

Legal Aid

https://www.nationallegalaid.org

Directory for Legal Aid in each state and territory. Legal aid commissions provide legal assistance services in criminal, family and civil law matter for all ages.

LifeLine

LifeLine

https://www.lifeline.org.au

A national charity providing 24/7 access with support for those experiencing personal crisis as well as suicide prevention services.

The website offers online tools, location services as well as helpful facts and information on various topics.

Men’s Referral Service

Men’s Referral Service

https://www.ntv.org.au

This service from NO to Violence offers assistance, information and counselling to men who use family violence.

MensLine

MensLine

https://mensline.org.au

24/7 counselling provided online or via video providing information, support and referrals for men and boys with family and relationship concerns and is staffed by qualified professionals experienced in men’s issues.

The website provides information on relationships, parenting and mental health and well-being.

MINUS18

MINUS18

https://www.minus18.org.au

Articles, resources and training for lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer and/or intersex young people. As well as professional training to help support LGBTQI people.

Mission Australia

Mission Australia

https://www.missionaustralia.com.au/

Online service moving vulnerable Australians towards independence by providing support for: Homelessness & social housing. Children, youth, family & communities. Mental health, alcohol & drugs support. Disability inclusion & support. Employments, skills & training, and other services.

NIPS

NIPS

https://thirrili.com.au/nips/postvention-services

24/7 telephone support 1800 805 801 for families and community members. Calls answered by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advocates.

PANDA

PANDA

https://www.panda.org.au

The website provides information and support for those experiencing the challenges of pregnancy and early parenthood.

QLife

QLife

https://qlife.org.au

Offers online counselling and referral service 3pm to 12am, 7 days a week for people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, tans and /or intersex. Also offers help, information and advice for someone who may be worried about a friends or family member.

Raising Children Network

Raising Children Network

https://raisingchildren.net.au

Advice for parents and carers, including articles, videos and apps backed by experts.

RAMHP

RAMHP

https://www.ramhp.com.au

Website offers in-depth resources and information in relation to mental health and crisis affecting rural Australia. RAMHP have coordinators based across NSW who provide specialist knowledge and support for people experiencing mental health concerns.

Reach Out

Reach Out

https://au.reachout.com

Provides information, practical support, tools and tips on mental illness, relationships, gender and identity and more for young people aged 14-25 years old and their parents. They also provide moderated forums where you can ask questions, gain insight and connect with others in similar situations anonymously.

Roses in the Ocean

Roses in the Ocean

https://rosesintheocean.com.au/

Stemming the tide of suicide. Australia's leading lived experience of suicide organisations, Roses in the Ocean exists to reduce emotional pain and distress and to save lives. A safe space that explores the lived experience of suicide and the work that we do. Immerse yourself with compassionate curiosity...

RUOK

RUOK

https://www.ruok.org.au

A conversation could change a life. Website offers information on starting a RUOK conversation and helping to provide support.

SANE Australia

SANE Australia

https://www.sane.org

Offers online chat service 10am to 10pm Monday to Friday where you can talk to a mental health professional for information, guidance and referrals.

The website provides fact sheets and guides about mental health illness, treatments and supports for people living with a mental illness and their families and carers.

Seniors Rights Services

Seniors Rights Services

https://seniorsrightsservice.org.au

Free legal advice and assistance that protects the rights of older people. They provide advice, advocacy, legal advice and educational services.

Suicide Call Back Service

Suicide Call Back Service

https://www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au

Free independent and confidential nationwide service that provide professional online 24/7 counselling to people affected by suicide.

You Got This Mate

You Got This Mate

https://yougotthismate.com.au/

Online resource with tips and information to help rural men reach their best possible mental health.

Your Room

Your Room

https://www.yourroom.health.nsw.gov.au

Provides facts on alcohol and other drugs, tools and activities, support and treatment options. There is also information specifically for Aboriginal people.

Wesley Mission

Wesley Mission

https://www.wesleymission.org.au

Helping people of all ages 24/7 with information, contacts and support for mental health, home care, foster care, housing & accommodation, disability support, suicide prevention as well as a variety of training courses.

White Ribbon

White Ribbon

https://www.whiteribbon.org.au

Website offers links to online resources and organisations relating to domestic violence.

Women’s Legal Services Australia

Women’s Legal Services Australia

https://www.wlsa.org.au

All ages. All women. National network of community legal services specialising in women’s legal issues.

1800 RESPECT

1800 RESPECT

https://www.1800respect.org.au

Counselling online provide 24/7, for information on sexual assault, family and domestic violence as well as referral by qualified and experienced counsellors.
The website provide information on healthy relationships, violence, abuse and help and support.

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