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Mental Health Resources
If you or someone you know needs immediate help please call:
Emergency - 000
Lifeline - 13 11 14
Kids Helpline - 1800 55 1800
Mens Line Australia - 1300 78 99 78
Suicide Call Back Service - 1300 659 467
(or your local support agencies if not in Australia)
"Head to Health can help you find the right Australian digital mental health and wellbeing resources, for yourself or for someone you care about."
"Beyond Blue (1300 22 4636) provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live"
"The Black Dog Institute is a translational research institute that aims to reduce the incidence of mental illness and the stigma around it, to actively reduce suicide rates and empower everyone to live the most mentally healthy lives possible."
Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia (PANDA) supports individuals and families across Australia affected by anxiety and depression during pregnancy and early parenthood. PANDA operates Australia’s only National Helpline (1300 726 306) for individuals and their families to recover from perinatal anxiety and depression, a serious illness that affects up to one in five expecting or new mums and one in ten expecting or new dads.
THIS WAY UP is part of the Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (CRUfAD). CRUfAD is a joint facility of St Vincent’s Hospital and the University of New South Wales established to reduce the impact of anxiety and depressive disorders on individuals. It 'provides innovative, fun, and effective courses of anxiety and depressive disorders' as well as courses on well being and stress management and
There are medicine and non-medicine treatments that can help with symptoms of depression, but no single treatment is right for everybody. It’s important to find a treatment that works for you, and this may take some trial and error. Find out more about the medicines available to treat moderate to severe depression.
This is a mood assessment tool used as part of mental health care plans. Please do not be alarmed by scores in the high ranges as the individual scores are less important than the trend in them over time. If I have asked you to complete this please record the scores for the separate scales (depression, anxiety & stress) & bring them to your next appointment.
If you are acutely unwell or at risk of harm, please call the emergency numbers listed above.
If the above link is not working please try the following instead:
https://www.depression-anxiety-stress-test.org/ (please do not email results, just bring them with you)
https://headspace.org.au/assets/Uploads/Resource-library/Health-professionals/Clinical-Toolkit/DASS-21-with-Scoring-Sheet.pdf (can add up the scores yourself or print & bring in)